Amazon.com announced today that it'll be opening an online music store later this year that will sell only unprotected MP3 files. With EMI and 12,000 other smaller labels on board, this will set them up to take on the iTunes Music Store behemoth in the online music world.
While prices haven't been announced yet, if Amazon keeps their prices competitive with Apple they'll be a force to be reckoned with. Since the files will come as MP3s rather than unprotected AACs, they'll be completely compatible with basically every device and program out there. It's a great move by Amazon, and we hope some of the other major labels get with the program and sign on with the DRM-free movement sooner rather than later.