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Amazon debuts DRM-free music download service

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Amazon today launched its digital music store online, as previously announced in May this year. Still in beta version, Amazon MP3 offers a catalog of more than 2 million songs without DRM protection that comes to complement the existing CD store on the site.

All music sold on the service is exclusively in MP3 format and is therefore compatible with «any music device. hardware, including PCs, Macs, iPods, Zune, Zen, iPhones, RAZRs and BlackBerrys «or software like» iTunes or Windows Media Player «, the company says in a statement.

Most of the content is on sale for prices ranging from 89 to 99 cents. With regard to complete albums, also available for download, the price varies between 5.99 and 9.99 dollars.

The company also points out that the new store has been subjected to a long period of tests at the private level, to ensure the smooth functioning of the system, and that it expects to receive the feedback of all users so that the latest improvements to the platform are made. In the meantime, everyone will be able to enjoy the works of more than 180,000 artists included in the music library available on the website.

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