Amazon Music Store

I don’t know about you, but I don’t buy music from iTunes because I’m limited in what I can do – only share it on 5 computers and only use with iTunes/iPod. I feel that if I buy music I should be able to do what I want with it – not have to burn it to a CD and then rip it from that CD as an MP3 in order to get around the rules. Well, now there is an alternativeAmazon Music Store.

I played with this new tool a bit tonight – and it has a long way to go – but I think I’m going to like it more. Amazon is going to sell “unprotected digital music files in a standard MP3 format.”

The search leaves a little something to be desired in my search for Cake (the group) I got 707 results and no way to filter by artist.

Amazon Cake Search

The Amazon MP3 Downloader also doesn’t allow for MP3 searching, just managing downloads … so it too needs a bit of upgrading.

Amazon Uploader

This is certainly a tool to keep an eye on – I can’t wait to see it upgrade and add more music.


  1. Amazon has had free mp3 downloads for a while but haven’t updated any songs in about a year. I didn’t make the connection between the lack of new free songs to the plethora of new songs to purchase. In some cases, it’s still cheaper to buy the CD used.

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