According to a French blog known as ElectronLibre, Apple will be announcing a completely DRM free iTunes music store on December 9th. With information pointing to this being on a global scale, it would mean that Apple has finally come to an agreement with Universal Music, SonyBMG Music and Warner. Furthermore, on top of this cheery Christmastime news, Apple is expected to announce some more free content from their iTunes store this holiday season. With the more than once a week free download, this could really help boost sales behind the iTunes Store this year.
I personally would love to see a DRM free music store. Not only would this be good in general for anybody who purchases music from the store, it would also provide better competition against Amazon’s new online music store. On top of that, it shows that Apple and the music industry have been able to reach an agreement that is shifting our digital media in the right direction. If this rumor is true, there are good things on the horizon!