In a ruling that will be music to the ears of traditional CD retailers, the Supreme Court reportedly struck down an antitrust rule that now makes it possible for manufacturers and distributors to set minimum retail prices.

The decision will give producers significantly more leeway to dictate retail prices and to restrict the flexibility of discounters, according to The New York Times' interpretation of the ruling.

The major music companies were forced to abandon their minimum-advertised price policies back in 2000 by the Federal Trade Commission.