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Wal-Mart to Begin Selling DRM-Free Music

Discussion in 'News' started by zekrahminator, Aug 23, 2007.

  1. zekrahminator

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    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.

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    WALLY-WORLD FTW! They always have the coolest stuff!
     
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    Yeah the best 'made in china' stuff :p

    I go all the time :laugh:

    Oh and Zek:

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    Actually its less expensive than iTunes, which is $1.99 a song for drm-less music.
     
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    Wow, so more than 1/2 off....Walmarts a bargain
     
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    yay walmart!! Itunes isn't even really DRM-free, it imbeds your name and is an ipod format.
     
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    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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    Somebody should probably mention that Wal-Mart only carries edited music in their library. No Explicit content at all.
     
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    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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    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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    Correction - iTunes DRM-Free music is $1.29. Still more expensive.
     
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