Microsoft Music Store goes DRM-Free
Microsoft became the latest and largest music retailer to offer DRM-free digital music. The announcement comes less than two weeks after Amazon.com launched its own DRM-free digital music store. The Microsoft Music Store will offer consumers more than one million DRM-free songs.
â€œThe industry standard has shifted in the past six months and the tide has turned in favor of consumers,â€ Maura Corbett, a spokesperson for the Digital Freedom Campaign said. â€œThe number of digital music retailers offering DRM-free music will soon out number those that do not, and consumers will soon live in a world where they can listen to legally purchased music when, how, and where they want. We congratulate Microsoft for joining the growing number of retailers and labels that have realized the best way to increase the sales of digital music, is to listen to their customers.â€