Amazon has made it known that they will be selling DRM-free MP3’s in the near future.
Every song and album in the Amazon.com digital music store will be available exclusively in the MP3 format without digital rights management (DRM) software.
The most notable part is that these are DRM-free MP3s, by far the most popular music format.
The next few months will be critical in determining the direction of digital music. If actual sales don’t increase, music labels will see this test run as proof that file-sharing is the root of all evil.
Personally, I look forward to being able to buy and burn my own CD for $9.99 (digital album price from iTunes). Well, unless Amazon matches their prices — I prefer MP3 over AAC for the sake of consistency. =P