EMI will give 3 free songs to NY Daily News subscribers


The New York Daily News constantly plays second fiddle to the New York Post. The Post has the trashiest headlines you’ll ever see and the Daily News tries to play catch up.

Not next Sunday!

Next week, the Daily News teams up with EMI, the first record label to go DRM-free way back in the iTunes Plus days, and will give away three whole songs out of a selection of 120,000. Subscribers to the Daily News will get an access code that they’ll be able to input on its Web site. (Wow, you can do that on the Internet?!)

Nothing wrong with free (as in beer and freedom) music, especially if it’s DRM-free. A similar giveaway will happen the following week.

Me waits for the snappy Post headline making fun of the giveaway.

EMI gives music away to newspaper readers [CNET]