Vodafone goes DRM-free

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 network operator, Vodafone is boasting a million tracks available from every music genre.

For the consumer, this means they will be able to buy and play music bought from these three labels via the Vodafone music store and transfer them to any of their mobile devices.

Vodafone says customers who have already bought tracks or albums from Universal, Sony or EMI in WMA format (with DRM) will be able to upgrade them to MP3 at no extra charge.