Amazon Launches MP3 Store

Yesterday, Amazon launched their new MP3 store. Key features:

    – MP3 format, 256 kbs
    – No DRM
    – Individual songs priced at $0.89
    – Albums priced between $4.99 – $8.99

The store has albums available from locals like Miranda Sound, Megan Palmer, Eric Metronome and Jon Chinn. Indies like Spoon, The New Pornographers and Grizzly Bear. And major label artists like Kanye West and Radiohead.

This definitely isn’t going to be an iTunes killer – nothing will ever “kill” iTunes.. but I think it’s the first legitimate competition Apple has ever had. And competition is always a good thing.

  • sheena b

    i hear you need real player in order to hear the samples…that’s a royal pain.

  • old 3c releases up to catalog no 13 are on the amazon mp3 store as well. the rest of our releases will be up in the coming months we’re told. hey, if duffy can pimp his releases, so can we. love.
    old 3c records

  • Robert Duffy

    i dont have Real Player and I can hear the previews fine. I think it’s a flash player, maybe.