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Amazon has announced it will begin an international rollout of its Amazon MP3 DRM-free MP3 digital music store sometime in 2008. Recently, the company announced the addition of music from Sony BMG to Amazon MP3, making it the first digital music store to offer DRM-free songs from all four of the major music labels. “We have received thousands of e-mails from Amazon customers around the world asking us when we will make Amazon MP3 available outside of the U.S. They can’t wait to choose from the biggest selection of high-quality, low-priced DRM-free MP3 music downloads which play on virtually any music device they own today or will own in the future,” said Bill Carr, Amazon.com Vice President of Digital Music. “We are excited to tell those customers today that Amazon MP3 is going international this year.” Amazon did not disclose a specific launch timeline for its individual international sites.

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1

Wow. The iTunes store is going to die a horrible, horrible death.

Posted by ahMEmon in Canada on January 27, 2008 at 7:20 PM (CST)

2

HAHA!! Like iTunes would ever encounter a fate Apple didn’t foresee.  They know what’s up,  consumer AND business end.  Before long, most music on iTunes will be iTunes plus which is the BEST quality you can get on the BEST mp3 player that’s able to play AAC…the iPod.  True though, Amazon is gonna steal up a significant margin of the digital music market.  But iTunes is FAR from being overrun anytime soon.

Posted by hunster26 on January 28, 2008 at 1:40 AM (CST)

3

very good new yeah ¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡

Posted by gonzalo on January 28, 2008 at 4:16 AM (CST)

4

Excellent news at last.  I hope this means it is truly international, rather than country by country as with iTunes or eMusic.  Now that would be really advanced digital age thinking by the record labels…

Posted by dimmer on January 28, 2008 at 4:51 AM (CST)

5

Be prepared to be ripped-off.

As soon as the Amazon MP3 Downloads store has anywhere near the clout of iTunes, you can be sure that the record companies will push the price of digital downloads higher and higher.

Posted by The Raven on January 28, 2008 at 6:00 AM (CST)

6

i hope it happens soon and also movies and music videos!!

Posted by alex on January 28, 2008 at 10:18 AM (CST)

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