Amazon Launches Amazon Mp3

Amazon MP3 offers Earth’s biggest selection of a la carte, DRM-free MP3 music downloads. With over 2 million songs from more than 180,000 artists represented by over 20,000 major and independent labels, Amazon MP3 complements’s existing selection of over 1 million CDs to offer customers more selection of physical and digital music than any
other retailer.

Every song and album on Amazon MP3 is available exclusively in the
MP3 format without digital rights management (DRM) software. This means
that Amazon MP3 customers are free to enjoy their music downloads using
any hardware device, organize their music using any music management
application, and burn songs to CDs.

Most songs are priced from 89 cents to 99 cents, with more than 1
million of the 2 million songs priced at 89 cents. The top 100
best-selling songs are 89 cents, unless marked otherwise. Most albums
are priced from $5.99 to $9.99. The top 100 best-selling albums are
$8.99 or less, unless marked otherwise.

Every song on Amazon MP3 is encoded at 256 kilobits per second, which
gives customers high audio quality at a manageable file size.

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