Amazon Officially Announces DRM-Free Music Store
After much speculation, Amazon has officially announced that they will launch a digital music store later this year that will sell DRM-Free only songs.
The online retailer stated that its music store will have “millions of songs” in the MP3 format from EMI. Amazon said that customers will be allowed to play purchased music on multiple devices, including their personal computers and iPods, as well as all other MP3 players.
“Our MP3-only strategy means all the music that customers buy on Amazon is always DRM-free and plays on any device,” said Amazon Chief Executive Jeff Bezos. “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.”
No per song pricing has been announced. The store should be operational by Christmas.