Amazon Promises International DRM-Free Music Store
Amazon plans to take its DRM-free store world wide this year, with individual international websites scheduled to be launched throughout the year.
January 29, 2008
Still, Amazon keeps quiet on the exact launch schedule. Also, the company did not state if the new sites will be featuring all the content now present on the US version of the music store or if the price range will remain the same. Given the more or less recent history of such launches, we're betting on “No”.
At present time, Amazon's portfolio includes content from EMI, Universal, Warner and Sony, as well as over 33,000 independent labels. The complete catalog features over 3.3 million songs, covering 270,000 artists.
The usual price range for a song on Amazon is between $0.89 and $0.99, with over 1 million songs as well as the top 100 best-selling songs priced at $0.89. Most albums are priced from $5.99 to $9.99. All the content is available for "virtually any music-capable device."