Major Labels start Ditching DRM

Alot is happening in the digital music realm these last few week.s We've heard news that Microsoft is abandoning PlaysForSure DRM to focus exclusively on their Zune DRM. EMI, meanwhile, has abandoned DRM in all new CDs which is great news, and they are also starting to offer mp3s with no drm. Including music by Norah Jones on Yahoo and eMusic.

It seems like that 2007 will be the year that Major Labels start embracing the MP3 format and ditch DRM. It is hard to imagine that a little less than a year ago, the labels were digging their heals in and embracing the false security of Digital Restrictions.

You can Contact EMI and commend them for their decision to ditch DRM and start releasing MP3s without digital restrictions.