MS to Offer EMI's Non-DRM Tracks

To be fair, this quote from the MS spokeswoman is surely accurate, in that Microsoft was working on getting non-DRM tracks before Apple's announcement:

"The EMI announcement on Monday was not exclusive to Apple," said Katy Asher, a Microsoft spokeswoman on the Zune team, in an e-mail to the IDG News Service today. She said Microsoft has been talking with EMI and other record labels "for some time now" about offering unprotected music on its Zune players in an effort to meet the needs of its customers.

Strangely, Microsoft offering Non-DRM tracks isn't much more exciting to the Windows Mobile ecosystem than Apple doing it - mainly because it's tied to the Zune marketplace. It's a safe bet, however, that with these non-DRM tracks spreading (legally) around, we'll see them pop-up on some WM compatible stores soon enough.

Read: Microsoft changes tune on selling DRM-free songs

WC Staff