Napster Starts Selling DRM-Free MP3s
May 20, 2008 at 12:20 PM (PT)
NAPSTER is now selling DRM-free music files playable on any device, including IPODS, and has streamlined its Web interface with version 4.5. NAPSTER is making all tracks available for purchase in standard MP3 format. The DRM-free tracks cost $0.99 and albums cost $9.95, which is comparable with APPLE 's ITUNES PLUS DRM-free songs.
"With this release, we give the consumers something they feel confident will be theirs on [whatever device they use]" NAPSTER COO CHRISTOPHER ALLEN said in a pre-briefing with PC MAGAZINE, adding that "MP3 gives you the most flexibility." He also noted the high-resolution album art that now comes with purchased music.