Yahoo! Music Store Closing

You know all those songs you “bought” through Yahoo!?  Turns out you were just renting.

After September 30, 2008, you will not be able to transfer songs to unauthorized computers or re-license these songs after changing operating systems. Please note that your purchased tracks will generally continue to play on your existing authorized computers unless there is a change to the computer’s operating system.

Oh wait, there’s a fix.  You can burn all of your songs to CDs and re-rip them DRM-free.  It doesn’t really matter to them that reason you bought an electronic copy was to avoid the CD…thanks for being such a great customer!

Backing up your music to an audio CD will allow you to copy the music back to your computer again if the license keys for your original music files cannot be retrieved.

I strongly recommend Amazon for buying music–totally DRM free.  You can copy and move it around as much as you want.  Once you pay for a file it is yours.

HT–ReadWriteWeb

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