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Free the music!

Sony BMG has become the latest music industry giant to allow tracks to be released without copyright protection. The label, whose artists include Beyoncé and Foo Fighters, will release DRM-free tracks exclusively on Amazon, giving the online retailer an advantage over industry leader iTunes.

Over 3 million tracks will be available on the Amazon MP3 store – but it’s only available in the US at the moment. We think it’s obvious that this is the way the industry’s going (there’s a statement that will make us look silly in six months’ time), though, so we shouldn’t have long to wait over here…

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