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Amazon MP3 Survey Asks Interesting Questions on Music Buying

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of Amazon MP3, but that doesn’t mean it’s perfect. And I’m glad the Amazon MP3 team doesn’t think so either. Here’s a copy of an email I received from them asking me to fill out a survey. Check out some of the more interesting questions asked followed by

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Amazon MP3 Expanding Internationally, More DRM-Free in 2008

Amazon today has announced plans to take its DRM-free MP3 music store to countries beyond the United States. In the U.S., at least, Amazon MP3 is already the online music store of choice. It’s hard to compete with the largest library (3.3 million songs from 270,000 artists) of restriction free music, much of which is

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Yahoo Working on DRM-Free Music Store

Hot on the heels of the Last.Fm announcement that you can stream any song up to three times for free, Yahoo rumors are brewing again. According to two record company executives wishing to remain anonymous, Yahoo is in talks with major record labels about offering DRM-free (unprotected) MP3s either for sale or for free supported

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Apple TV: Top 10 Reasons You Should Wait

I’m not usually one to go for the top 10 list method of discussing limitations of a product. But then again, products don’t usually have 10 weaknesses I care enough about to compile a list. Apple TV, on the other hand, falls into this category. And it’s not even a first generation product! But to

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DRM Officially Dead for Music: Amazon Now Offers DRM-Free Tracks from All Four Major Labels

Just a few days after our coverage of DRM-free music options for 2008 comes news of Sony BMG now offering its music on Amazon restriction-free. Sony BMG represents artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Foo Fighters, Santana, and Justin Timberlake. And this makes Amazon the first online music store to offer DRM-free songs from all four

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Get Ready for DRM-FREE 2008: Amazon, Napster, Sony, Yahoo Music

Last year around this same time I wrote on the then current companies killing DRM (Digital Rights Management, music with restrictions). Coincidentally, this year has the month of January giving us even more news on the battle-for-unrestricted-music front. Here’s the latest news about music within the context of Amazon, Napster, Sony, and Yahoo: Tweet

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Amazon MP3 One Ups Apple, Gets Warner Music MP3s DRM-free

Hot on the heels of news of Apple soon offering rental movies via iTunes, Amazon has some even better news (in my opinion). Another sign that DRM (Digital Rights Management, music with restrictions) is on its way out: Amazon MP3 now offers DRM-free MP3s from Warner Music Group’s catalog. This makes Amazon’s MP3 download store

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Amazon MP3 Gets It Right: Cheaper, DRM-Free, Higher Quality, and No Switching Costs

So everyone and their dog is talking about Amazon’s announcement today to offer MP3 downloads. In brief, Amazon MP3 songs are DRM-free and start at $0.89/track with the top 100 best-selling albums priced no higher than $8.99. The store opened with 2 million songs from 80,000 artists. EMI and Universal are the two big labels

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