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Amazon MP3 store opens in UK

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 03 Dec 2008 23:27

Amazon MP3 store opens in UK Amazon today has expanded their popular Amazon MP3 store to the UK, marking the first time the store had been available outside the US.
The store will be almost identical to its American counterpart and will sell DRM-free MP3 tracks and albums that can be played in any media player.

The launch of the site is missing many artists' catalogs but Amazon says they will be adding music regularly.

Another interesting note is the pricing. Apple's iTunes charges a fixed price of 0.79 per song but Amazon will charge between 0.59p and 0.80p "depending on the currency and popularity of the content."

Full albums are steeply discounted and can sell for as low as 3 for major groups.

The large e-tailer expects to expand the store into other countries in the next year including Canada, France and Japan.

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