Yes, you read it right. The Amazon Music Store will be launching in the UK in a matter of weeks. By next month we can all look forward to doing our bit to undercut Apple’s download prices and buying all of our music blissfully DRM-free.
According to the NMA, Amazon has had a number of meetings with UK record labels ahead of next month’s launch and it all seems to make sense what with MySpace music coming our way early next year too.
Stateside, Amazon is the click to buy partner of MySpace Music and, if the same is to work over here as well, then the MySpace users are going to need that place to click to, if indeed they are to buy.
The move comes after yesterday’s 7digital announcement which made the UK music download site the first to have 100% DRM-free MP3 deals with all of the Big Four record majors.
7digital’s Ben Drury welcomed the potential even yesterday seeing Amazon’s arrival as a huge boost set to blast the market wider than it’s ever been before. In fact, the only losers here are likely to be Apple who are going to look even worse with their musically superior but infinitely more annoying AAC files.
With HMV set to launch an online music store shortly too, it’s all going to get very interesting indeed.