bq.EMI will offer songs without DRM, iTunes is first partner. Songs will be encoded at 256k and sold at $1.29 per song, $0.30 more per song than the current price. These will be offered along side the existing lower quality, DRM tracks, and consumers can choose. – “Michael Arrington(EMI, Apple Are Announcing Sale Of Non-DRM Music for $1.29/song)”:http://www.techcrunch.com/2007/04/02/emi-apple-are-announcing-sale-of-non-drm-music/ Is this a game changer? I think so. For one thing, it means I will finally start using the iTunes gift card my brother and sister-in-law gave me for Christmas. And I will definitely have some new tracks on my iPod tonight.