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A slightly vaporware announcement from Amazon.com (NSDQ: AMZN), no doubt trying to piggyback the Midem music conference starting this weeken…

A slightly vaporware announcement from Amazon.com (NSDQ: AMZN), no doubt trying to piggyback the Midem music conference starting this weekend in Cannes (our UK editor Robert Andrews is on the ground there): it says it will roll out its MP3 music store internationally this year, though no specific countries or timing was mentioned. The Amazon.com MP3/DRM-free music store launched last year in September and now has music from all four majors and indies. The countries most likely to get it first would be Canada, UK, Germany and France, where Amazon.com has major presence.

No data yet from Amazon on the performance of the music service so far. We might hear some numbers later this week on Jan. 30, as the company announces its Q4 earnings.

  1. If anyone's curious, it's likely the first countries to get this will be Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, France, China, and Japan. See here for details:

    http://www.techconsumer.com/2008/01/27/amazon-mp3-expanding-internationally-more-drm-free-in-2008/

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