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Vodafone goes DRM-free

Vodafone goes DRM-free

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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
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Datz Music Lounge

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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

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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

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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%

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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

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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... >>

iTunes to go DRM-free from today?

iTunes to go DRM-free from today?

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Apple is apparently on the verge of offering unprotected iTunes Store music from all major labels, if recent reports are to be believed. A French news source has it that Apple is planning a major launch in time for Christmas that will see DRM copyright... >>

Microsoft revamps Zune music subscriptions

Microsoft revamps Zune music subscriptions

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Microsoft has announced "landmark agreements" with both major and independent music labels for a new subscription music model for its Zune MP3 player. The Zune Pass subscription service currently gives consumers on-demand access to millions of tracks... >>

MP3-compatible campaign and logo launches

MP3-compatible campaign and logo launches

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Seven of the UK's music download retailers have launched a campaign that identifies music in the MP3 format. Angled "to help consumers make the most of the growing availability of music in the universally compatible MP3 format", the campaign will get... >>

Datz Music Lounge launches

Datz Music Lounge launches

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The "Datz Music Lounge" has launched, described as "a revolutionary new way to buy and enjoy music". The Datz Music Lounge lets you download as many tracks as you want over the course of a year for a one off cost of £99.99. Similar to Nokia's Comes With... >>