Amazon AutoRip launched, customers to get free MP3 versions of CD bought since 1998

By on Jan 11, 2013 in Entertainment, Internet, Music, Technology, World Comments

Amazon launched on Thursday, January 10, 2013 its latest feature called the Amazon AutoRip, wherein customers can get free MP3 versions of the CDs they bought from Amazon.com since 1998, the year they first opened its Music Store. The list of the eligible songs can be browsed at Amazon‘s dedicated page.

According to a press release at Amazon.com that day, customers who will buy an AutoRip CD will automatically receive a free MP3 version, which will be added right away to their Cloud Player libraries, even if the CD has not yet been delivered to them. They will be available for immediate playback or to be downloaded.

In addition, those who bought CDs from Amazon anytime from 1998 are also eligible to get the free MP3 versions of those albums, which will also be available in their Cloud Player libraries. These AutoRip songs are to be provided in high-quality 256 Kbps MP3 audio.

“What would you say if you bought music CDs from a company 15 years ago, and then 15 years later that company licensed the rights from the record companies to give you the MP3 versions of those CDs…and then to top it off, did that for you automatically and for free?” Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com Founder and CEO, was quoted in the report.

“Well, starting today, it’s available to all of our customers – past, present, and future – at no cost. We love these opportunities to do something unexpected for our customers.” Bezos added, with the price of the AutoRip CDs notably cheaper than those available at Apple iTunes Store.

Among the AutoRip CDs which are now available at www.Amazon.com/AutoRip include the best-selling songs from “21” by Adele, “Overexposed” by Maroon 5, “I Dreamed A Dream” by Susan Boyle, as well as the classics like “Dark Side of the Moon” by Pink Floyd and “Thriller” by Michael Jackson.

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