Sales numbers are coming in a few weeks after EMI’s foray into DRM-free music. The result? “Good”, says EMI senior VP Lauren Berkowitz. In fact, sales for several artists have increased, even as their CD counterparts have gone down in price. Sales for Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon are up 272% since the launch of iTunes Plus, which was the first service to introduce the DRM-free tracks. Amazon will soon join them, as well as f.y.e., 7 digital and possibly a few other services. Hopefully these promising trends continue so other labels feel comfortable following EMI’s lead.
EMI says DRM-free music is selling well [ars technica]