Amazon is the world’s largest online retailer and sells everything from books and CDs to home electronics and bathing suits. Amazon has now revealed that it will launch an online music store that will be selling music of MP3 format without any kind of copy protection. According to the press release it has the support of 12,000 music brands and emphasizes that anyone, with any kind of media player can download and play the music bought at Amazon. We applaud Amazon, but also the large amount of music companies that have chosen to support Amazon’s DRM-free venture. Yours truly is actually starting to feel that shopping digital music online is becoming an alternative to CDs. Even if Amazon’s music will be using the MP3 format of an unknown quality we can guarantee you that there are many praising Amazon at the moment.
”Our MP3-only strategy means all the music that customers buy on Amazon is always DRM-free and plays on any device,” said Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com founder and CEO. ”We’re excited to have EMI joining us in this effort and look forward to offering our customers MP3s from amazing artists like Coldplay, Norah Jones and Joss Stone.”