Wal-Mart gets on the DRM-free bandwagon
Barely three months have passed since the first batch of songs free of digital rights management protection appeared on the iTunes Store
. Now Apple has some competition from none other than Wal-Mart. According to an AP report quoted by Yahoo News, the superstore chain has begun offering DRM-free songs
on its own music store.
Individual songs costs 94 cents—5 cents less than on iTunes—and full albums can be purchased for as little as $5.88 a piece. Songs are in MP3 format, too, making them compatible with both the iPod and devices like Microsoft's Zune or PlaysForSure music players.