Title about says it all, really, except for this:
“Consumers have made it clear that unprotected music is something they want,” Asher said. “We plan on offering it to them as soon as our label partners are comfortable with it.”
I would only add, the way “[c]onsumers have made it clear” they want music without DRM is by purchasing it from allofmp3.com instead of Microsoft or iTunes, or just downloading it for free. The Apple / EMI agreement is the beginning of the end for DRM on music. Should be interesting to see how much longer it takes the movie industry to figure out that they have the exact same problem on their hands.