Cheap mp3 songs coming soon from Sony
According to a report in the Los Angeles Times, Sony Music and Universal Music are working on a concept to make their music available for download over the Internet. With favorable conditions and unencrypted, the download should be attractive.
The download of the songs is not only via your own DL portals should be possible, but should also be able to be purchased from other retailers such as Amazon. It is also remarkable that both providers will refrain from protecting the songs from being burned to CD. Only a kind of watermark should be inserted, with which one can trace the song back to the buyer. Universal Music's current asking price is around 99 US cents per song and around 9.99 dollars for an album. It should already start this summer. Also interesting is the statement that songs will also be available to buy online before the CD goes on sale. The quality of the songs is not yet known.