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It's May... where's my DRM-free iTunes? [May. 1st, 2007|08:59 am]
Brad Fitzpatrick

According to this press release, DRM-free music from EMI-signed artists is available in May. It's May... where's my music? I want to go give iTunes a bunch of money to inflate stats, show my love, vote with my wallet, etc.

[User Picture]From: chuck
2007-05-01 04:26 pm (UTC)
Don't do it! it's a trap!

zunezunezunezunezunezuneuzenuzenuzen. Whatever.

What the hell happened Friday night?
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[User Picture]From: brad
2007-05-01 04:42 pm (UTC)
They give me files I can use wherever, whenever ... I give them money. That's a good deal for both parties.

Zune won't even play PlaysForSure stuff, right? Microsoft switches it DRM and abandons all old DRM suckers. Love it.

Nothing much happened Friday... it got late and I went to bed because I had to get up really early to drive to Bellingham.
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[User Picture]From: chuck
2007-05-01 04:57 pm (UTC)
You're right on the playsForSure stuff. I can imagine there's some legal BS explaining why MS can't do it (all of the online store & hardware partners, etc). I do like the zune pass subscription stuff though, that's awesome. I don't plan on ever buying tracks from itunes/zune/any online store unless it's lossless. I'm picky.
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[User Picture]From: supersat
2007-05-01 06:08 pm (UTC)
256kbps AAC is essentially lossless.
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[User Picture]From: chuck
2007-05-01 06:19 pm (UTC)
On mp3 players, sure, but not on my home stereo.
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[User Picture]From: feignedapathy
2007-05-01 10:06 pm (UTC)
what about mp3 players plugged into your home stereo? :)
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[User Picture]From: chuck
2007-05-02 12:39 am (UTC)
shoot me. My old iriver had optical out, so at least that way I could use my receiver's dac rather than the headphone out. But even that sounded horrible compared to a (below average) cd player.
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[User Picture]From: feignedapathy
2007-05-02 01:05 am (UTC)
They aren't all as horrible as it would seem. :)
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[User Picture]From: iamo
2007-05-01 09:58 pm (UTC)
essentially lossless is like kind of pregnant.
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[User Picture]From: ctapnep
2007-05-01 08:30 pm (UTC)
:: They give me files I can use wherever, whenever ... I
:: give them money. That's a good deal for both parties.
DRM-free doesn't mean you can use it wherever whenever. Well, you can, but you may not.

BTW, "in May" usually means "May 31st. Probably".
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[User Picture]From: nedrichards
2007-05-01 11:47 pm (UTC)
Zune can play AAC, right? Or have I missed the bit where being DRM free was important? ;-)
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2007-05-01 11:23 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: way2tired
2007-05-01 05:59 pm (UTC)
all new releases come out on Tuesdays. I just assumed these would be like any other and come out on a Tuesday.
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From: barashka
2007-05-01 06:55 pm (UTC)


Hi Brad, my name is Maria, I am a reporter for the Associated Press in Moscow, I am a friend of shaltai_boltai. I am now writing a story about bloggers in Russia and was wondering whether i could do a short interview with you on the phone. or would it be easer for you if I e-mailed you the questions I have? thanks much, Maria
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2007-05-01 09:16 pm (UTC)


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