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Amazon.com to launch music service in September: report
August 31, 2007 / 9:40 AM / in 10 years

Amazon.com to launch music service in September: report

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc has tentatively set a mid-September target for the launch of its music service, the New York Post reported in its online edition on Friday, citing sources familiar with the situation.

<p>Visitors listen to music via headphones at the International Broadcasting and Consumer fair (IFA) in Berlin in an undated file photo. Amazon.com Inc has tentatively set a mid-September target for the launch of its music service, the New York Post reported in its online edition on Friday, citing sources familiar with the situation. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch</p>

The store will offer songs in the MP3 format and give consumers an alternative to Apple Inc’s iTunes, the report said.

Amazon had said in the spring that it would launch a digital music store by the end of the year.

Amazon officials were not immediately available for comment.

Reporting by Lewis Krauskopf

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