Looks like EMI is the first record label to respond to Steve Jobs' Open Letter calling on labels to let Apple sell DRM-free music. And how! The music will cost an extra 30 cents per song, but you'll be able to upgrade your current purchases. The better news is Jobs anticipates more labels coming onboard soon. The new DRM-less songs will be 256kb AAC, which means they'll play on basically any modern music player - including, drum roll, Windows Mobile devices.

8:24 Announcing premium downloads. Free from DRM, and higher sound quality.
- 8:25 Upgrade ability as well.
- From press release: $1.29 for premium tracks (DRM-less), $.99 for standard (DRM), and $.30 for upgrade

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