UK: Orange Music Store removes DRM

Orange has announced that it will offer Digital Rights Management (DRM)-free music downloads for customers in a major refresh of its Music Portal,, and the converged mobile and web music download service, the Orange Music Store. Customers are now able to enjoy an easier route to find, purchase, manage and listen to music with Orange.

DRM-free music downloads have already been secured with Universal Music, EMI Music and a number of independent labels.

Providing access to over 700,000 tracks, the DRM-free catalogue will be enhanced in the coming months. Orange is also introducing new tiered pricing, with downloads now available from 79p. Once downloaded customers will have the freedom to use their purchased music however they like, whether listening to it on their mobile phone, putting it on another PC, burning it to CD or transferring to a personal MP3 player. Whilst downloaded tracks are delivered to both the mobile handset and the PC, track downloads are charged only once.

View press release here.

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