Sony BMG to Sell MP3s on Amazon.com

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 1:08 am

Sony BMG Music Entertainment, the last major music label holding out against selling music online without copy protection, relented Thursday and announced Amazon.com Inc.’s digital music store will carry songs by its artists.

Until this week, Sony BMG had resisted selling songs from its catalog without embedding Digital Rights Management coding, which prevented them from being copied.

Amazon’s digital music store sells songs only in the MP3 format, which can be burned onto CDs, copied to multiple PCs and played on any number of digital media players, including Apple Inc.’s iPod and Microsoft Corp.’s Zune.

Sony BMG, which is jointly owned by Sony Corp. and Bertelsmann AG, said Tuesday that it also plans to sell some DRM-free music directly to customers in the U.S. and Canada.


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