I hope that the music industry is seriously thinking of providing DRM free music. This would be a tremendous step forward in the progression of the internet and the music industry. In an article in the New York Times, "Record Labels Contemplate Unrestricted Digital Music" the Chief Executive of Real Networks thinks that it will happen in a couple years.
"It will happen between next year and five years from now, but it is more likely to be in one to two years," said Rob Glaser.
I think that this will be amazing. There have been increases in people being more open to unrestricted music. E-Music has seen success and the Pod Safe Music Network has really helped independent and sole-promotion artists get play time without having to bribe radio stations.
I can't wait for this to happen. I just wish the record companies will get a clue and do it sooner rather than later.