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MySpace Offers DRM-free Songs

The social networking Web site MySpace started selling songs on Tuesday that are free from any copy protection. According to USA Today, MySpace is working with unsigned artists, but eventually that could change.


MySpace launches its own music service.

Unlike music sold at the iTunes Music Store and most other online music services, the MP3 files that MySpace sells don't contain any digital rights management, or copy protection, that prohibits unauthorized sharing or copying. Since there is no copy protection, songs purchased from the site are compatible with with any digital music player.

MySpace teamed with Snocap to provide its music service in an effort to make it easier for artists to sign up. Artists fill out an online registration, and then start uploading music. MySpace is letting artists set their own pricing, but it will take a flat US 45 cents per song.

Inside Digital Media analyst Phil Leigh commented "Their audience is so huge, and growing. I can see the major labels signing on to do this eventually."

Bringing major record labels onboard may prove to be a difficult process, considering the DRM-free nature of the MySpace songs. Music companies tend to prefer copy protected tracks to help limit song sharing - which cuts into company profits. For now, the MySpace music service is likely to be a stepping stone for up-and-coming bands looking for a major label recording deal.

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