Amazon's new DRM-free MP3 store

Not content with “stealing” NBC’s video content away from Apple, Amazon has just announced a new MP3 music store. Completely DRM-free, the AmazonMP3, as it’s called, boasts a catalog of more than 2 million tracks. Not too bad for a newly launched service. Over half of the songs cost a mere $.89 a piece, with full albums clocking in at between $5.99-$9.99. Not a huge discount from Apple’s iTunes Music Store, but it could be enough to attract new customers into the Amazon fold. AmazonMP3, coupled with their Amazon Unbox video download service, gives the company the tools necessary to compete in the incredibly competitive online media content market. While we’re not a huge fan of the interface, we certainly welcome viable competition in a market long dominated by a single entity, and we love DRM-free stuff. Good luck, Amazon!


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