Wednesday, August 22nd 2007

Wal-Mart to Begin Selling DRM-Free Music

It doesn't matter how much DRM-free music EMI Group PLC. and Universal Music Group make, if nobody sells it, there's no point. Thankfully, Wal-Mart realized this, and quickly remedied that problem. For $0.92 per song, or $9.22 per album (slightly less than iTunes, Napster, and other competitors), you can get yourself DRM-free songs from the previously mentioned record labels. Songs will be distributed as Windows Media Audio (WMA) files, and there is no mention as to what the bit-rate will be.

Currently, iTunes and Amazon are the only vendors selling DRM-Free music, but they will soon be joined by Wal-Mart, iTunes, and hopefully several others.Source: Nordic Hardware
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10 Comments on Wal-Mart to Begin Selling DRM-Free Music

#1
JrRacinFan
Served 5k and counting ...
WALLY-WORLD FTW! They always have the coolest stuff!
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Mediocre
by: JrRacinFan
WALLY-WORLD FTW! They always have the coolest stuff!
Yeah the best 'made in china' stuff :p

I go all the time :laugh:

Oh and Zek:

by: zekrahminator


Currently, iTunes and ... joined by Wal-Mart, iTunes, and hopefully several others.

Source: Nordic Hardware
:p
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#3
wazzledoozle
Actually its less expensive than iTunes, which is $1.99 a song for drm-less music.
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#4
Mediocre
by: wazzledoozle
Actually its less expensive than iTunes, which is $1.99 a song for drm-less music.
Wow, so more than 1/2 off....Walmarts a bargain
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#5
Nemesis881
yay walmart!! Itunes isn't even really DRM-free, it imbeds your name and is an ipod format.
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#6
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Well if 99 cents is the defacto price, walmart always sells for less, so Id like to see 89 cents be the price from them.
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#7
Wile E
Power User
Somebody should probably mention that Wal-Mart only carries edited music in their library. No Explicit content at all.
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#8
JrRacinFan
Served 5k and counting ...
by: Wile E
Somebody should probably mention that Wal-Mart only carries edited music in their library. No Explicit content at all.
So, a music gift card for an 11-13 y/o's birthday would be perfect then!!!! :p


That has its ups & downs.
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Wile E
Power User
by: JrRacinFan
So, a music gift card for an 11-13 y/o's birthday would be perfect then!!!! :p


That has its ups & downs.
Oh yeah, I'm not saying it's a completely bad thing, but I'm sure more than a few people here would've been upset to find out the songs they just bought were edited.
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#10
wazzledoozle
Correction - iTunes DRM-Free music is $1.29. Still more expensive.
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