EMI and Apple today announced a plan to sell DRM free music starting this May. Songs on the iTunes store will be sold a higher quality bit-rate of 256 kbps AAC for $1.29 a song. You will also have the option to upgrade songs you have already purchased at the 128 kbps rate for $.30 a song. EMI’s music videos will also be sold without DRM for no additional charge. For more information you can read the press releases at the links below.
Note: EMI will also sell DRM free music on other download stores at a later date.
If you purchase the new Taking Back Sunday single, “Liar (It Takes One To Know One)”, on Itunes, you will also get two additional tracks: “Sleep” (Non-Album Track) and “Divine Intervention” (Live Acoustic Version).