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It's official: DRM-free music from EMI


Beatles fans, it looks like the wait is still on. Engadet is live blogging the Steve Jobs/EMI press event in London today, and they've just mentioned the official press release from EMI which reads, in part:

"EMI Music launches DRM-free superior sound quality downloads across its entire digital repertoire."

We'll have more details after the jump, so stay tuned!

So far, we know that EMI's entire catalog in iTunes will be DRM-free, and that the iTunes Store is the first online outlet to sell these new downloads (score!). Steve Jobs is calling DRM-free music "...the next step forward," and notes that DRM-free music in iTunes will be encoded at 256kbps AAC, and sell for $1.29US per song.

Stay tuned to TUAW for more on this throughout the day!

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