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Orange music goes DRM-free

Orange music goes DRM-free

By 10 July 2009

Orange has followed Vodafone in announcing it will offer digital rights management-free music downloads in what it says is a "major refresh" of its music portal. Orange will sell DRM-free music downloads from Universal Music, EMI Music and a number of... >>

Nokia "committed" to going DRM-free

Nokia "committed" to going DRM-free

By 18 June 2009

We've brought you news before that Nokia was considering a DRM-free approach for its "unlimited" Comes with Music offering, but now have had a statement from the manufacturer saying it is "committed" to going DRM-free - this year. The news before came... >>

Vodafone makes 5 June "Free Music Friday"

Vodafone makes 5 June "Free Music Friday"

By 4 June 2009

Vodafone is following up from its "Freeday" Friday that saw mobile internet gratis, with the news that this Friday will henceforth be known as "Free Music Friday". The UK-based operator is offering Voda customers eight free tracks from major international... >>

Naim launches high-def music download store

Naim launches high-def music download store

By 1 May 2009

Naim Label has announced that as of 18 May it will relaunch, offering "high definition" music downloads, with fully uncompressed, DRM-free, 24bit WAV files available. As well as offering 320kbps MP3 files, the company will be angling their "HD" collection... >>

Vodafone goes DRM-free

Vodafone goes DRM-free

By 11 March 2009

Vodafone has announced that it has signed deals with Universal Music, Sony Music Entertainment and EMI to offer their tracks and albums DRM-free across Vodafone markets for both mobile phones and PCs. Said to be the first deals of their kind for a mobile... >>

Datz Music Lounge review
3 out of 5

Datz Music Lounge review

By 4 February 2009

If you’re really into your music and would prefer an unlimited download subscription to picking and paying for individual tracks through something like iTunes, enter the Datz Music Lounge, which offers unlimited, DRM-free tunes for a year. The package... >>

iTunes Plus upgrades offered on track by track basis

iTunes Plus upgrades offered on track by track basis

By 30 January 2009

Apple has u-turned on its potentially expensive all-or-nothing policy of making an iTunes user upgrade their entire music library to the DRM-free iTunes Plus format. Up to now, iTunes users had to shell out a lump sum to upgrade all their music tracks... >>

A quick guide to audio codecs

A quick guide to audio codecs

By 20 January 2009

What is it? Standing for, COder / DECoder, although it's the second part of the word that most people are more familiar with, it's the part an MP3 player, iPod, mobile phone or computer handles whilst playing file-based music. Without going really technical... >>

7digital.com says Q4 sales up 260%

7digital.com says Q4 sales up 260%

By 19 January 2009

Some good news in the business world to counterbalance the gloom of the economic downturn - 7digital.com has announced strong figures with Q4 sales up more than 260% from the same quarter last year. 7digital attributes this success in part to the introduction... >>

iTunes finally goes DRM-free

iTunes finally goes DRM-free

By 6 January 2009

At the Apple keynote at Macworld Expo 2009 in San Francisco Philip W. Schiller, senior vice president of worldwide product marketing for Apple, followed absent Apple boss Steve Jobs' tradition of announcing "one last thing". Music fans will be pleased... >>