Amazon's DRM-free MP3s are UK bound!

Today America, tomorrow the world. That's the long-awaited message from Amazon MP3, which is opening up its all-embracing music store to non-US custom

Today America, tomorrow the world. That's the long-awaited message from Amazon MP3, which is opening up its all-embracing music store to non-US customers.

So that's 3.3 million tracks we'll soon be able to download for use on any player. Yes, person with your hand up at the back, that does include the iPod. Hallelujah!

Amazon's deals with four big record labels plus 33,000 indies makes it the most comprehensive DRM-free music source on the planet – and it's the only shop that can give the iTunes Music Store a run for its money.

Speaking of which, tracks are up to 10 cents cheaper than Apple's, with a million songs at 89 cents. The rest are the same 99 cents as iTunes in the US, but do come in crisp, clear 256kbps MP3 format.

We've not had word on UK pricing yet, but pending any price war expect it to be in the same 79p ballpark as Apple when it launches later this year. 

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