Amazon’s online music download store has been given a boost thanks to the addition of Warner’s catalogue- DRM free to boot! According to this article, Amazon has added the Warner collection and now sells close to 3 million songs via it’s store without digital rights management and its restrictions.
This news is sure to shake up the Apple’s iTunes store which still has music controlled by DRM restrictions, and on some occasions, at a higher price. Amazon’s burgeoning MP3 store sells its tracks from $0.89 to $0.99. Amazon’s next target? Perhaps Sony BMG- whose online tracks still use restriction-based encoding.