DRM

  1. Mixup To Launch DRM-Free Store

    February 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Mexican entertainment retail chain Mixup will launch a DRM-free digital download store this year, according to labels' trade group IFPI. The organization's Digital Music Report 2009 cited progress being made in digital music sales around ...

  2. Report: iTunes To Offer Variable Pricing, Expands DRM-Free Offering

    January 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST With the MacWorld conference kicking off today, rumors are swirling that Apple is poised to unveil new music licensing deals with the major labels that will allow it to sell DRM-free music at variable prices. Citing two unnamed sources, CNET is re ...

  3. Amazon To Launch Music Service Next Week?

    September 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The much-anticipated music service from Amazon could go live as early as Tuesday, Billboard.biz has learned. The company has been testing the service internally for the last several weeks, and is presenting the results to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos for ...

  4. Plugged & Unplugged

    August 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Plugged: Ahh, the dog days of August . . . the slow news cycle is both a blessing and a curse for journalists seeking compelling content to fill their pages. So it is in that context that we award Sirius’ deal with Sonos the "Plugged" aw ...

  5. Plugged and Unplugged

    July 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Plugged: EMI's decision in April to sell digital music without DRM sent shockwaves through the music industry -- garnering headlines, praise, and criticism for the move. But we are just now starting to see the real method behind the madness. ...

  6. EMI Inks New DRM-Free Deal

    June 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The EMI DRM-free train continues to roll, with PassAlong Networks becoming the latest digital music service to license the premium download offer. The deal enables all services using PassAlong's technology to offer the full EMI catalog at a h ...

  7. Lala Rolls Out Free Streaming Site, WMG On Board

    June 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Lala.com, a Silicon Valley-based digital music start-up, is launching an iPod-compatible online music service that offers free streaming song play in a bid to get customers to buy music downloads. The start-up is launching the service with Warner ...

  8. Analysts: Apple Poised For Mobile Growth

    April 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Research Group Strategy Analytics says that EMI's recent decision to sell music sans DRM on iTunes could position Apple to take a leadership role in the emerging mobile music space. The group notes that 60% of the music-capable phones introdu ...

  9. Will The Other Majors Ditch DRM?

    April 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT EMI is the only major label to pursue a DRM-free strategy so far , but the move places increased pressure on the other majors to offer their catalogs in a similar fashion. Apple CEO Steve Jobs says the company is reaching out to the other majors a ...

  10. Mobile Execs Agree On Three Things

    March 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The impact of the iPhone, ringtones and of course, DRM were all topics of discussion at the SXSW music festival last week. Panelists -- including executives from Motorola, Cingular, Verizon, Sony BMG and Napster -- in a discussion titled: "Co ...

  11. Universal France Tests DRM-Free Music

    March 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST Universal Music France is quietly testing the sale of DRM-free digital music with "L'Olympia," the first live album of French singer/composer Emilie Simon. The album was issued digitally on Feb. 28 and at physical retail on March 5 ...

  12. DRM Debate Continues

    February 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST The debate surrounding the effectiveness of digital rights management continues to simmer, with the major record labels playing a "will-they-or-won't-they" game on the possibility of selling digital music sans restrictions on a larg ...

  13. SFR Teams With SDC For Mobile Subs Service

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Secure Digital Container has clinched a deal to provide the digital rights management solution for French mobile telephone operator SFR's new subscription-based music download service. Secure Digital Container has clinched a deal to provide t ...

  14. SFR Teams With SDC For Mobile Subs Service

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Swiss technology firm to provide DRM. Secure Digital Container has clinched a deal to provide the digital rights management solution for French mobile telephone operator SFR's new subscription-based music download service. Billboard.biz recen ...

  15. DRM, Legit P2Ps Will Bring Life Back To Biz

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Cartman, that most recognizable face of "South Park" (who would probably grow up to be a '70s promo guy), defined the way to get rich in the new millennium: step one, steal underwear; step two (Cartma Larry Kenswil is president of U ...