From August to January 2008, Universal Music will run an experiment to sell thousands or albums and tracks available in MP3 format without protection. With artists include 50 Cent, the Black Eyed Peas, and Amy Winehouse, the company is taking a great step to join the revolutionary wealth system in music industry.
What do you think? When there is digital rights management (DRM), consumers are still able to crack the files, swap it peer-to-peer and even make it available through bit torrent. With or without DRM, music piracy will still be a serious issue if artists still think that their fans should pay to have their music in iPod. The economy model of music retails is going through an inevitable revolution.