Amazon's online store features a library of over 2 million songs in the MP3 format at a bit rate of 256kbps, consisting of around 180,000 artists and over 20,000 labels. Most tracks are priced at 89 to 99 cents per track and full albums are sold with significant discounts at $4.99 to $9.99 per album, with the top 100 singles selling at $0.89 each and the high chart albums selling at $8.99 each. While Apple also offers music from EMI in the DRM-free AAC format, they charge a higher price of $1.29 per DRM-free track, thus giving Amazon a competitive edge. Its music will natively play on any MP3 player, including the iPod, Zune, Walkman, Zen and any other MP3 compatible player.
Currently in BETA stage, the news store will deffinitely take over the market, in my opinion. Borderline legal stores like AllOfMp3 are destined to go under. Bookmark your future: www.amazonmp3.com