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Amazon MP3, the digital music store from online retailer Amazon, has been made available in the UK.
The store, which was initially
launched in the U.S. last year, offers more than 3 million Digital Rights Management (DRM)-free songs which are encoded at 256kbps and can be played back on any device that supports MP3, transferred to digital libraries such as iTunes and even burnt to CD. Prices start from 59p per track and £3 (US$6) per album.
Users will be able to access music from the four major record labels; SonyBMG, Universal Music, EMI Music and Warner Music, as well as tracks from a number of smaller independent labels including Cooking Vinyl and Beggars Banquet.
Greg Greeley, vice president of Amazon EU Retail, said: “We’re excited to provide our UK customers with more ways to discover and enjoy great music. In addition to the millions of low-priced CDs available in our music store, Amazon MP3 now provides a vast selection of DRM-free albums and songs across every genre you can think of, ready to enjoy in seconds.”