Wednesday, May 30, 2007

DRM-free iTunes music. For a price.

Gone are the days of the 99 cent song. Now get DRM-free iTunes for just $1.29 per song. Yah. Huh. No. Granted, the songs are "256 kbps AAC encoding for audio quality virtually indistinguishable from the original recordings", but I can get DRM-free songs from Russia that sound just fine for 2 cents a song, so why mark up my songs 30 more cents and push me to that market?

I am finicky and you've just forced my finicky hand, Apple.


Joanne said...

What does DRM mean and why should I be concerned about it?

Poppy Cede said...

DRM is digital rights management. It's what keeps me from being able to play my iTunes music on another computer that isn't specifically authorized to play it. If you want to read more about it see wikipedia's entry. There are ways around it, just like anything in life.