Yahoo Selling DRM-Free Album in MP3

With digital rights management on music purchases now the norm, record labels have turned to a unique, if not ironic, approach to gain added promotion: DRM-free tracks. Hollywood Records has teamed up with Yahoo to do just that, selling a special MP3 version of Jesse McCartney's new album Right Where You Want Me.

For $9.99, Yahoo! Music users can purchase the album in either MP3 or WMA format without copy protection. An acoustic track is also included as a bonus. In July, Yahoo sold a DRM-free version of a Jessica Simpson single, saying it had long been trying to convince record labels to offer songs in MP3 format.

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