McCartney's 'Right Where You Want Me' available now.
Yahoo Music's digital subscription service is now offering a complete album in unprotected MP3 format—Jesse McCartney's "Right Where You Want Me." The service's customers can choose to buy the full album in either unprotected MP3 or in the traditional Windows Media DRM format, both for the same price of $9.99.
This is a much bigger step in the unprotected sales experiment from Yahoo's original foray—a personalized single from Jessica Simpson. Both Yahoo Music and Sony BMG downplayed the DRM-free track, saying it was a result of the track's customization feature that adds buyer's names into the lyrics of the song.
But the Jesse McCartney album has no such personalization, and is for an entire album rather than an individual song. McCartney's label, Hollywood Records, says the gambit is an effort to introduce his music to new fans.
The album is available exclusively on Yahoo Music.