DRM-Free Downloads Trickle Into iTunes Music Store

noah | May 30, 2007 12:36 pm

A follow-up on our earlier item about iTunes’ latest version: The iTunes Store has opened its “iTunes Plus” section, which contains DRM-free content. EMI seems to own the bulk of the virtual shelf space–spotlighted releases include Corinne Bailey Rae’s album, the remaster of Band On The Run, and, um, the Let’s Go To Prison soundtrack–although we also found releases from indie labels like Paw Tracks and Load, which are distributed by the company’s indie arm Caroline. The option to “upgrade” existing purchases to DRM-free, higher-quality downloads is now also available to iTunes Plus-enabled songs, although be warned: you’ll have to drop a dime or three per song to do so.

Earlier: Apple’s Experiment With DRM-Free Music Begins