EMI is a big music company. It's the largest music publisher in the world. And they appear to be ready to shed the digital rights management that makes moving your music from one device to another such a pain - if the money's right, that is:
According to the people familiar with the matter, London-based EMI asked the retailers to submit proposals by Thursday telling the company what size advance payments they would offer in exchange for the right to sell EMI's music as MP3s, the Journal reported.
One of the unidentified people said EMI would decide whether to forge ahead with the strategy based on the size of the offers. A decision about whether to keep pursuing the idea could come as soon as Friday, the Journal said.