Sony BMG is readying the other half of their reported move away
from DRMed music; two days ago, they announced plans to release retail gift cards
which can be redeemed for plain 'ol MP3s, but there was no word of a plan that wouldn't require people to actually leave their caves or, heaven forbid, dress themselves. Cue the other shoe: Amazon announced today that they will be hosting DRM-free Sony BMG tracks, completing its collection of DRM-free tracks from each of the four major music labels, which already includes EMI
, Vivendi Universal
, and Warner
. The Sony BMG tracks will be available "later this month" and should be priced commensurate with the service's current offerings.