Sony BMG Plans to Drop DRM

We are starting the year with one of the best news for the FrostWire Community. At the end of 2007, Warner Music Group announced that they’d be selling DRM-free songs, we didn’t know that Sony BMG would act so fast upon this, we’re glad this happened.

According to BusinessWeek:

Sony BMG would become the last of the top four music labels to drop DRM, following Warner Music Group (WMG), which in late December said it would sell DRM-free songs through Amazon.com’s (AMZN) digital music store. EMI and Vivendi’s Universal Music Group announced their plans for DRM-free downloads earlier in 2007.

Why is this great news for the FrostWire community?

The acceptance of DRM as a failure by the big 4 helps legitimize FrostWire, since FrostWire features a “Buy” button which enables all FrostWire users to purchase DRM-Free music from the Amazon.com’s digital music store. The effectiveness of the buy button to find legal downloads on amazon depends on the availability of music, now that the major labels are offering their content in a DRM-free fashion you will be able to find pretty much any main-stream song with FrostWire’s “Buy” button.

Best of all, songs are priced under $1, and as we said DRM-Free, which means you can play the song you bought anywhere. I wonder what Steve Jobs must be thinking now.

2 thoughts on “Sony BMG Plans to Drop DRM

  1. The only problem is Sony plans on distributing it through normal retail channels (ie. you have to go to the store and buy a card first, then download it)

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