The record label Sony BMG will soon selling a prepaid card for downloading DRM-free music in Germany. For this prepaid card distribution Sony has build a cooperation with Schweizer 234 AG. As Friday 25th January there are albums from 24 artists available for download. All music files are in 265 Kbit sound quality. Local artist such as Udo Juergens, and international music stars such as Britney Spears, Alicia Keys and Leona Lewis are in the first row of this DRM-free album release.
The “Musicbon” cards can be purchased on big electronic retailer store such as Saturn. Before downloading the music, a user has to entered the 12-digit code from the card. Once their account has been registered, user are allowed to download the music or listens as a streaming music.