Friday, January 11, 2008
Amazon MP3 gets big four
I really do applaud Amazon's effort to shake up the music industry and get all four major music labels to sell DRM-free music tracks on their website. But what does it mean to us outside the US? Absolutely nothing. The service has yet to launch outside of North America so it means our Ipod-toting yuppie mates will still be buying their tunes from major DRM offenders Apple, or torrenting them. The sensible ones like us who will still be buying lossless CDs with nice art covers, as music downloads with no-DRM is still nothing if it is encoded in archaic lossy MP3 format.
First one to drop MP3 and offer sensibly priced DRM-free lossless legal downloads will get me to ditch CDs.