Amazon Music

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Amazon Music was formerly known as Amazon MP3, and it is a music streaming service and online music shop owned and managed by the company Amazon. Following its public beta launch on September 25, 2007, it became the first music shop to offer music without digital rights management (DRM) from the four major music companies (EMI, Universal, Warner, and Sony BMG), as well as a large number of independent artists, in January 2008. To begin with, all songs were sold in variable bitrate MP3 format at a rate of 256 kilobits per second with no per-customer watermarking or DRM; however, certain tracks have since been watermarked. The countries in which music may be sold are limited by licencing agreements with recording companies.

Amazon MP3 was established in the United Kingdom on December 3, 2008, in Germany on April 1, 2009, and in France on June 10, 2009, after the debut in the United States. As of December 3, 2009, Austria and Switzerland have made the German version of the book accessible for purchase. On November 10, 2010, the Amazon MP3 shop made its debut in Japan. Launched on October 4, 2012, the Spanish and Italian versions of the book. In a press release on November 7, 2018, the Mexican version was revealed.

Earlier this month, Amazon Music announced the launch of Amazon Music HD, a new tier of lossless quality music that includes more than 50 million songs in High Definition (16bit/44.1kHz) and millions of songs in Ultra High Definition (24(bit)/44(kHz), 24/48, 24/96, and 24/192), the highest-quality streaming audio currently available. Amazon Music HD is the first tier of lossless quality music to include more than 50 million songs in High Definition (16bit/44.1kHz), For audiophiles, Amazon has joined the ranks of Tidal and Qobuz in offering lossless music. Amazon Music has 55 million members as of January 2020, according to company figures.