to Launch DRM-Free MP3 Music Download Store with Songs and Albums from EMI Music and More Than 12,000 Other Labels

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE) (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced it will launch a digital music store later this year offering millions of songs in the DRM-free MP3 format from more than 12,000 record labels. EMI Musics digital catalog is the latest addition to the store. Every song and album in the digital music store will be available exclusively in the MP3 format without digital rights management (DRM) software. Amazons DRM-free MP3s will free customers to play their music on virtually any of their personal devices including PCs, Macs, iPods, Zunes, Zens and to burn songs to CDs for personal use.

“ is known around the world for the unique experience it offers music customers through features such as customer reviews and personalized recommendations”

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, founder and CEO. Were 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. is known around the world for the unique experience it offers music customers through features such as customer reviews and personalized recommendations, said Eric Nicoli, EMI CEO. They have been an important retail partner of ours, and we are delighted they will be offering consumers EMIs new premium DRM-free downloads in their new digital music store. We think having a trusted destination like offer a high-quality digital music product that will play across a number of devices gives consumers more options and will be a significant boost for the overall digital music market.

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