EMI’s financials are probably only partly behind the company’s proposed moves to release more of its catalogue in unprotected MP3 format. So far, the company has requested submissions from digital retailers, basically outlining how much of an advance they would be willing to pay the label.

EMI has had a bad run of late, especially failing to make much of an impression in the USA music market. However, its moves are consistent with a company that has at least been willing to dcip its toes in the unprotected digital music waters.

Here’s hoping eMusic get to do the deal and really shake-up the DMS marketplace.