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Interesting article. but it needs two points of clarification:

1) most providers of music to iTunes are receiving $.70 per track. the amount of tracks earning $.60 or $0.65 is very small by now.


2) other than EMI, no other major label has given any indication that it is willing to sell unprotected downloads. As an indication, please note Warner's recent decision to sell its music via Snocap and Myspace. Normally, Snocap sells unprotected MP3's. But for the Warner deal, it had to implement DRM. So, I highly doubt the claim that 1/2 of the tracks on iTunes will be DRM free by the end of the year.
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Originally Posted by scorn100 View Post

Interesting article. but it needs two points of clarification:

1) most providers of music to iTunes are receiving $.70 per track. the amount of tracks earning $.60 or $0.65 is very small by now.


2) other than EMI, no other major label has given any indication that it is willing to sell unprotected downloads. As an indication, please note Warner's recent decision to sell its music via Snocap and Myspace. Normally, Snocap sells unprotected MP3's. But for the Warner deal, it had to implement DRM. So, I highly doubt the claim that 1/2 of the tracks on iTunes will be DRM free by the end of the year.

I tend to think that Jobs has some idea of what he's talking about. This is a big statement from him.
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