Albarn group first EMI act to ditch DRM

Following on from EMI's recent decision to make the nasty DRM go away, The Good, The Bad and The Queen (a supergroup/project comprising Damon Albarn from Blur/Gorillaz, Paul Simonon from the Clash, Simon Tong from Verve and Afrobeat legend Tony Allen) have become the first band on that label to release an album sans restrictions.There is a certain poignancy to this, given Albarn's recent assertion that he has converted to communism, apparently as a reaction to the Iraq war.

Following on from EMI's recent decision to make the nasty DRM go away, The Good, The Bad and The Queen (a supergroup/project comprising Damon Albarn from Blur/Gorillaz, Paul Simonon from the Clash, Simon Tong from Verve and Afrobeat legend Tony Allen) have become the first band on that label to release an album sans restrictions.

There is a certain poignancy to this, given Albarn's recent assertion that he has converted to communism, apparently as a reaction to the Iraq war. I'm not entirely sure that selling songs - with or without DRM - is the best way to strike at the heart of capitalism, but there you go...