How-To: Switch from iTunes DRM to MP3

I posted here about leaving iTunes to free my music from Apple’s shackles. I have spent this weekend transferring, deleting and converting my music. Below I will describe the steps I used to switch from Apple’s DRM tracks to having my entire library in MP3 form. Please backup your music files before following the steps […]

iTunes DRM be gone

http://www.hymn-project.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1553 iTunes 7.2.1 DRM has been cracked. This of course is just a temporary solution because we all know Apple will fix this. But if you really hate DRM and don’t want to pay 30 cents more for EMI’s DRM-free tracks then have at it. This is Windows only but you won’t lose any sound […]

Amazon going DRM-free

http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/amazon_to_offer.php Amazon is going to offer DRM-free MP3s on it’s music site. They didn’t give a release date or pricing. They also said they have 12,000 labels but the only one they mentioned is EMI. This might be a lot of hype over something that could be worthless. If they are planning on selling at […]

Jobs: Thoughts on Music

http://www.apple.com/hotnews/thoughtsonmusic/ The “WOW” is with this letter from Steve Jobs. I really hope that this letter means that Apple is opening up or removing DRM from the iTunes music store. If there is one person in the world that can get to the music industry to let go of DRM it’s Steve Jobs. The other […]

Apple to open FairPlay DRM this week

http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/software/apple-opening-fairplay-drm-229350.php Gizmodo has a rumor that the Apple FairPlay DRM will be opened to other companies for the “Made for iPod”. Apple I take back everything I have said bad about you if this happens. I for one love iTunes. I think it’s the best online music store for content and navigation. But if this […]

7 reasons why DRM is dead or going to die

http://www.wired.com/news/columns/0,72412-0.html?tw=rss.index Wired news has 7 reasons why DRM is dead. Really a short list but some good info. Like always I hope that 2007 is the year where it does die. Or if the companies start playing nice with each other. Read the list and let me know what you think.