Say what you will about DRM. It was there for a reason and now the walls are slowly beginning to crumble. EMI has started the movement and the other labels are sure to follow. DRM hurt sales and everyone knows it. According to British retailer 7Digital, DRM-free sales have outnumbered DRM shackled music 4:1. But this isn’t to say that this is the sole reason for declining revenue in the music biz. Sure, the majority of music that’s popular these days sucks a fat knob, but the format shift from selling albums to single tracks did its fair amount of damage as well. Just boost the quality and I think everything will be right in the world. Or you can just continue to pirate music.
Music DRM ‘dead by next summer’ [The Reg]