December 13, 2005 | By Kurt Opsahl

My Morning Jacket Offers Its Own Recall

While Sony BMG has only offered a patch for the MediaMax'd CDs that have a serious security problem, a recent Rolling Stone article notes that the band My Morning Jacket is offering its own recall of the MediaMax'd discs:

Mike Martinovich, manager for My Morning Jacket, says that even before the revelation of MediaMax's security problems, his company had been mailing burned, unprotected copies of MMJ's new album Z to fans who complained that MediaMax prevented them from transferring songs to their iPods. "It should have been enough that fans are annoyed," he says. "But this should be the final reason."

They are not alone in their concern for fans. Damian Kulash of the popular band OK Go wrote a cogent editorial against DRM last week in the New York Times, and wrote an even more detailed blog post that concludes that "We are lucky that we won the debate with our label, and our record is not stricken with DRM. To my knowledge, we are the only band to have ever won that battle."

More info on the Sony BMG litigation.

Update: In an MTV News article, Martinovich says My Morning Jacket has so far sent out more than 100 DRM-free copies of their album to friends and fans.


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