After moaning and whining about the closed nature of Fairplay DRM on (several) other threads, other posters suggested I just use a different music service. (They phrased it rather more colourfully.. ) So, I put my money where my mouth is, and tried eMusic. After using eMusic for about a month now, I can't see myself going back to iTMS (for music, at least), in spite of eMusic's flaws: The Bad - It's just a website, with no integration with your MP3 player. You have to sync the files with your player yourself. - To preview a track, it downloads a steaming file which then opens in iTunes (by default for me, at least). However when the preview finishes, iTunes goes on and plays the next song in your library, so you have to switch to iTunes and stop it. Also, it leaves these streaming files scattered about, and you have to delete them manually. - The subscription method (the biggest issue?) you have to subscribe per month, which gives you a fixed number of downloads. If you don't use them, they don't carry over. You can buy booster packs, but they aren't as good value. It's the inflexibility, when compared to iTMS, which is a tad annoying. The Good: - No DRM. None. Nada. Zip. They're MP3 files, and they're yours. - It's cheap! On my plan, I get 50 downloads for 16.99 euros, that's about 34c a track versus 99c a track on iTMS. - Good selection. It's difficult to compare two collections of a million+ songs, but I'm happy with the eMusic offering. I've found several albums from artists I like that weren't on iTMS. I'm not into mainstream music though, so YMMV. - Ability to re-download deleted/lost/corrupted songs, for free. So, apart from the download experience not being nearly as nice (but that's a once-off), once you have the music, it's yours and it's cheap! The inflexibility of having a fixed number of monthly downloads might turn some people off, works fine for me.