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Universal and Sky to launch new DRM-free music service

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Universal Music and UK-based satellite TV broadcaster Sky are preparing to launch a new DRM-free music with hopes of competing with Apple’s iTunes.

The new and as of yet unnamed service will be of the subscription variety, meaning instead of having to pay for each track or album, you’ll pay one flat fee each month and have access to as much or as little music as you’d like.

By being free of DRM, the service hopes to succeed where others, such as Napster, have struggled.

No word on exactly how the pricing will be other than to say that it will be “competitively priced” against their rivals.

[Via Electronista and The Guardian]

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