It sounds like EMI has put its money where its mouth is and released DRM-free songs on iTunes. (Well, as of May.) Even better, the sound quality is doubled (128 kps AAC to 256 kps AACfile). Of course, there is a downside... the tracks will cost $1.29 each although album prices will stay the same. You don't have to re-buy songs that you really like either, you can just pay the 30¢ upgrade cost and get the new songs. And, the 99¢ version will still be available.
And just the first of my trifecta of posts this morning.