The world was a-flutter a few weeks back about Amazon's music service and now we have some proof that it will be available very soon. In short, Amazon is creating a music store and branded MP3 players aka iPod-killer (*snort*). This is all very potential and unconfirmed, but let's give our source the benefit of the doubt.
Amazon is taking a four-pronged approach to this:
1. Desktop app/web app for full music downloads, album and a la carte.
2. Rhapsody-style subscritpion service using Janus (??) DRM.
3. 20% off physical CDs for service subscribers.
4. WMV downloads of CDs until the physical CD arrives for non-subscribers.
They will also offer pre-loaded devices full of specific content. Amazon has a lot of muscle in the CD space, but oh-so-very-little in the digital music world. This plan, however, seems like a good one. What thinks ye?