So, EMI becomes the first major label to make the DRM-free jump. Personally, while I see it as a good thing from different angles (customer: music can be played on any software/player, reseller: Apple makes more money because people will come to them to buy DRM-free tunes, supplier: EMI makes more money from the higher per-song price, artists: still get screwed) I don't see it as jumping for joy news. I'm not much of an audiophile, so the higher quality would probably be lost on me, and I drank the Apple kool-ade years ago, so I'll be using iTunes/iPods forever so the presence of the DRM doesn't really impact me..
1: If you buy music through iTMS, will you spend the extra $$$ for the higher-quality DRM-free versions?
2: Will you spend the $$$ to take up the offer to "upgrade" any existing music you have previously downloaded?
3: How long will it be until major label #2 makes a similar announcement?