Get your CDs and DRM-free MP3 music in one placeTo help their visitors to more easily discover music in any format, Amazon.com launched over 100,000 new artist stores. The stores feature comprehensive artist content, including full album discographies, CDs, DRM-free MP3s and vinyl catalog selection along with community features like artist images, artist biographies and related products. And this is all in one place.
To celebrate the launch of the artist stores and Amazon Music's 10th anniversary, Amazon is releasing a limited-edition "Amazon.com 10 Years of Music" CD compilation as well. The compilation is featuring Jewel's Hands, Backstreet Boys' I Want it That Way, N Sync's This I Promise You, Dave Matthew Band's The Space Between, Norah Jones' Don't Know Why, Sarah McLachlan's Fallen, Maroon 5's This Love, Coldplay's Speed of Sound, Dixie Chicks' Not Ready to Make Nice and Bruce Springsteen's Radio Nowhere.A few examples
The new artist stores serve as one-stop destinations for all things related to musicians and their music. Customers can learn about their favorite performers through images and biographies, easily discover music in any format, listen to song previews and even contribute to artist profiles. Additionally, Amazon Artist Stores have more than just music, featuring related merchandise such as concert shirts, rare posters, books, concert DVDs and more so fans can easily get their fill of memorabilia. As part of the launch customers can also check out exclusive music video debuts.
Among the over 70,000 newly launched artist-dedicated stores are fan favorites, including the Coldplay Store with a pre-order for the band's new EP, "Prospekt's March", "The Coldplay Story" - a timeline of this influential band's rise in the music world, a photo gallery of the band, a variety of books and DVDs etc.
Andrea Bocelli Store is featuring a new Amazon Exclusive video from his latest release, "Incanto," along with a collection of other videos, career biography and timeline on the Italian opera singer, a special note from the artist remembering his friend, Luciano Pavarotti, etc.A few last words
"We've always understood that our customers want to listen to their music when they want it, where they want it and in whichever format they want it," said Peter Faricy, vice president of music and movies at Amazon.com. He said they created the Amazon Artist Stores for everyone from the casual enthusiast and occasional gift-giver to the seasoned music junkie.
(18. 11. 2008 | editors)
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