NEW YORK (Reuters) – Online retailer Inc stated on Thursday its digital music store will now supply songs from Sony BMG Music Entertainment without copy-safety know-how, or digital rights administration.
The music industry posted a 15 p.c drop in U.S. album gross sales in 2007 as followers purchased fewer CDs. Though digital music gross sales have been rising, they haven’t made up for the income shortfall, forcing executives to think about new enterprise models and methods to spice up sales. Unlike the opposite sites, there is no such thing as a low cost while you buy a complete album, reasonably than the separate tracks.
The company also mentioned it will start promoting over-the-air obtain songs for its well-liked iPhone 3G and introduce variable pricing at the iTunes Music Store, with songs priced at 69 cents, ninety nine cents and $1.29 beginning in April. Apple said iPhone 3G users would also … Read more