Hot on the heels of EMI / Apple’s iTunes Plus offerings, and Amazon’s DRM-free music store, comes news that the industry media-providing MusicNet service will be making a 1-million-song outlay of EMI and indie tracks to its waiting corporate partners, sans DRM.
So what does this mean for us? Well, clearly the DRM-bucking trends that have been put into play are causing some serious ripple effects throughout the industry, and since MusicNet provides content to places like Yahoo! Music Unlimited, HMV Digital, and URGE — not exactly small potatoes — it’s likely we’ll start seeing music popping up all over the place. Don’t get too comfortable though, the RIAA will still find ways to make your life hell.
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