Amazon adds Warner Music Group catalog to its store
Amazon on Thursday announced the release of new music on its Amazon MP3 music download service, under a deal with Warner Music Group (WMG). Users can now download DRM-free music from artists including Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Eagles, Led Zeppelin, Madonna, and Metallica.
Amazon bills its MP3 service as “Earth’s largest selection of DRM-free on-demand MP3 music downloads.” With approximately 2.9 million songs, Amazon MP3’s catalog is less than half the size of Apple’s iTunes Store, even though many of the songs offered by the iTunes Store use DRM protection.
Songs offered through Amazon MP3 play on almost all digital music players, including Apple iPods. And while WMG artists on Amazon MP3 are also available via the iTunes Stores, Amazon says it will make available WMG album bundles containing exclusive tracks.
Most songs offered by Amazon MP3 cost between 89 and 99 cents, with most albums priced between $5.99 and $9.