Amazon OutMacs iTunes: More Portable Music, Cheaper ~ BitterSweetLife

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Amazon OutMacs iTunes: More Portable Music, Cheaper

I could be wrong, but from where I'm standing, it looks like Amazon just outdid iTunes in terms of their MP3 offerings. Not only are songs and albums a little cheaper than standard iTunes fare (approximately $.10 a song and $1 an album), but they're also DRM-free by default--while on iTunes you have to shell out another couple dollars for the same. Not familiar with DRM? Amazon:

Every song and album on Amazon MP3 is available exclusively in the MP3 format without digital rights management (DRM) software. This means that Amazon MP3 customers are free to enjoy their music downloads using any hardware device, organize their music using any music management application, and burn songs to CDs.

The upshot: Amazon is offering iPod-style music, playable and burnable anywhere, for less than iTunes. So if you're looking for DRM-free music, you'll end up saving $3-4 an album by going with our planet's biggest media-distribution conglomerate. Just something to keep in mind.

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