September 25, 2007 at 5:45 AM (PT)
ANYWHERECD, the DRM-free music retailer created by MP3.COM Founder MICHAEL ROBERTSON, is going out of business, reports THE SILICON ALLEY INSIDER. ANYWHERECD had an odd premise to begin with: It would sell conventional albums on CD and bundle them with DRM-free mp3 tracks.
It was a hard case to make to consumers and an impossible one to make with the major labels; only WARNER MUSIC GROUP agreed to work with the company. Then WMG promptly sued ANYWHERECD last spring, arguing that the company had violated terms of their agreement; the two companies settled in JUNE.