July 20, 2006 | By Fred von Lohmann

Sony-BMG Offers Jessica Simpson Download as MP3

I predicted back in December that DRM was beginning to lose its charm for the major record labels. Well, here's the latest evidence -- Sony-BMG is offering a new "customizable" Jessica Simpson track for download through Yahoo Music. And it's an MP3. That's right, no DRM restrictions. Plays on your iPod.

And look what Yahoo has to say about it:

Our position is simple: DRM doesn't add any value for the artist, label (who are selling DRM-free music every day — the Compact Disc), or consumer, the only people it adds value to are the technology companies who are interested in locking consumers to a particular technology platform.

Couldn't have said it better myself.

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