Further proof that we love MP3 and hate DRM: BigPond Music will stop selling music in the Windws Media Audio (WMA) format from April 1.
BigPond actually started selling MP3-format music back in August 2008, and at the time we predicted it wouldn’t be long before WMA got dumped. Customers who have purchased music in that much-reviled format now only have a couple of weeks to ensure they have appropriate DRM keys to move the files.
With popular tracks at 99 cents and others for $1.65, BigPond Music was already a pretty decent alternative to the iTunes store. The absence of WMA in any form to tempt uninformed is certainly an improvement.