Music Retailers Beg Recording Industry To Drop DRM

from the who-is-it-helping? dept

We've already seen more and more musicians tells the recording industry to drop DRM policies that hurt the consumer. And, of course, we know that consumers prefer non-DRM'd music (which sorta goes without saying). Now even music retailers are wondering what the recording industry is thinking. A group of UK retailers have banded together to urge the industry to drop DRM altogether in order to help boost holiday sales this year. Of course, in the past, we've seen the recording industry insist DRM was needed to protect both the artists and the retailers -- but it certainly looks like both are finally realizing what many have said all along: the only thing that DRM "protects" (and it does a piss poor job of it) is the obsolete business model of the record labels.

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    Jay Garrett, 21 Nov 2007 @ 12:35am

    Flexible

    I think that the music industry has been forced to change, as have the retailers. Right now they are all having to test and try things that they perhaps never imagined they'd have to. The whole industry has been pretty much the same for decades and they were the ones calling the shots more often than not. Now it's the buyer that has a bigger say.

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