No more music DRM

After EMI which decided to start pushing its music catalog in DRM-free MP3 format, others seem to be ready to go the way consumers wanted to. It is said that Warner and Sony are prepared to step back in front of the strong reaction coming from both the consumers and the distribution channel (most recently, Wal Mart and a group of English retailers).

Also, Deutsche Grammophon (a subsidiary of Universal Music) has decided to open its DRM-free online music store.

And in a parallel thread, Amazon and Pepsi are teaming up to give away 1 million DRM-free songs in 2008.