EMI To Put 90% Of Live Catalogue Online

from the but-what-format? dept

Record company EMI has announced plans to offer the vast majority of their songs online to music distributors in Europe. The article says that buyers will be able to download the songs, burn them to CDs and transfer them to music players – but doesn’t say anything about (1) pricing or (2) what format the songs are in. Like most “official” music online, if they make the process difficult, not too many people are going to be interested. Still, it is a good sign that the record labels are slowly waking up to the fact that they need to do something to catch up with their consumers.

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