Posts Tagged ‘ music ’

Unlimited music for the price of a coffee

Sep 22nd, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Products

All four major record labels - Sony BMG, Universal, EMI and Warner - as well as a range of independent artists have signed on to the Vodafone MusicStation service, which will offer access to more than 1 million tracks and does not charge any fees aside from the weekly subscription cost.

The online music rip-off

Aug 30th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Technology

The perils of music riddled with Digital Rights Management (DRM) software that we’ve been buying for years are now starting to come to light. With vinyl or CD you knew where you stood: you bought the music and, accidents aside, it would still play in ten years’ time. In the digital download age, however, that can’t be taken for granted.

Yahoo offers coupons for music that stops working

Jul 31st, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Entertainment, Products

Yahoo is offering coupons on request for people to buy their soon-to-be-disabled songs again through its new partner, RealNetworks Inc.’s Rhapsody. Those songs will be in the MP3 format, free of copy protection.

The Final Days of DRM: Yahoo Music Store Closing, Will Eat Your Purchased Music

Jul 26th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Entertainment, Technology

When the Yahoo! Music Store closes its doors this fall, the company announced today, past customers dependent on their music “phoning home” to get license approval before playing are out of luck. They’ll be able to continue playing purchased tracks on a single computer, until they make any changes to their operating system.