MySpace punts 'MyTunes', targets Apple

A The Register article by Chris Williams includes:

In a totally expected move, the adolescent hive mind has decided to make the efforts of some three million unsigned bands available for download DRM-free.

This adds to the growing list of sites that are offering DRM-free content. What is needed is statistical models to show how these independent are gaining market share at the cost of the major labels who have thus far refused to release their music in standard DRM-free digital file formats. What is needed is for studies to show that it is mistakes made by these major labels which are the cause of any decline they have in sales. The two most visable mistakes are launching lawsuits without a shred of evidence of wrongdoing and the use of DRM which attacks the rights of information technology owners.