Amazon Launches DRM-free ITMS competitor

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Amazon.com just announced they will be full fledged, DRM-free competitor with Apple’s iTunes Music Store.

Amazon.com today announced it will launch a digital music store later this year offering millions of songs in the DRM-free MP3 format from more than 12,000 record labels. EMI Music’s digital catalog is the latest addition to the store. Every song and album in the Amazon.com digital music store will be available exclusively in the MP3 format without digital rights management (DRM) software. Amazon’s DRM-free MP3s will free customers to play their music on virtually any of their personal devices — including PCs, Macs(TM), iPods, Zunes, Zens — and to burn songs to CDs for personal use.

I am sure we will hear more about this later . . .

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Amazon.com to Launch DRM-Free MP3 Music Download Store
Songs and Albums from EMI Music and More Than 12,000 Other Labels
BUSINESS WIRE, May 16, 2007 09:00 AM
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