“EMI Group PLC’s digital revenue may rise from offering music without software that prevents copying, based on early sales of unprotected recordings through Apple Inc.’s iTunes store,” Don Jeffrey reports for Bloomberg News.
“‘The initial results of DRM-free music are good,’ Lauren Berkowitz, a senior vice president of London-based EMI, said Wednesday at a music industry conference in New York,” Jeffrey reports. “Apple’s iTunes store, the largest online music seller, began offering unprotected EMI recordings May 30.”
“Berkowitz said the early results from iTunes indicate that DRM-free offerings may boost revenue from digital albums as well as individual songs. She said that sales of Pink Floyd’s classic rock album Dark Side of the Moon had risen since the DRM-free digital versions became legally available,” Jeffrey reports.
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&mpSpeak to Me, Ms. Berkowitz. It’s Time for the other labels to Breathe in the Air. Apple and EMI have set up a classic Us and Them situation. In our opinion, the future is basically Any Colour You Like as long as it’s DRM-free. You’d better hop to it, guys, before you headline The Great Gig in the Sky. EMI could be set to Eclipse the other DRM-loving labels. Apple’s got ’em On the Run. What’s the matter music labels, do you have Brain Damage or something? You don’t want to make even more Money?