|''Tu Musica, Tu Sabor'' -- Amazon.com Relaunches Latin Music Store with Greater Selection and Content|
New Amazon Latin Music Store Showcases Nearly 140,000 Unique Latin Music Titles
SEATTLE, Apr 04, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced the relaunch of its Latin Music Store, www.amazon.com/latin, with Earth's largest selection of Latin music titles. Focused on delivering Tu Musica, Tu Sabor (Your Music, Your Flavor) to customers, the newly updated Amazon Latin Music Store carries nearly 140,000 unique titles and brings both English-language and Spanish-language content to Amazon customers. The store features nine categories including, Latin Pop, Latin Rock, Regional Mexican, Tropical, Urban, World, Latin Children's, Latin Christian and Latin Jazz along with 23 subcategories.
"The typical physical music store carries a small fraction of the Latin music titles available on Amazon.com," said Peter Faricy, vice president of music and movies at Amazon.com. "With nearly 140,000 unique titles in Amazon's Latin Music Store, Amazon offers customers an incredible selection of Latin music albums along with engaging artist content and new discovery features to help customers find new Latin music. With 28 separate genres of Latin music to browse in and a selection that will continue to expand, our customers can now more easily find and discover music they want to hear."
In addition to its broad selection, the Amazon Latin Music store continues to offer great value to customers, such as Luis Miguel's new album Complices available for pre-order at $7.99. To help customers discover the best in Latin music, the store will also feature new content during the store's one-month relaunch celebration with music videos from artists such as Camila ("Solo Para Ti"), Kumbia Kings All Starz ("Por Ti Baby"), RBD ("Empezar Desde Cero") and Flex ("Te Quiero"). More new content will be unveiled in the store throughout the month. The Amazon Latin Music Store carries titles from all major music labels including EMI Music, Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group and Sony BMG Entertainment.
Additionally, to celebrate the upcoming Billboard Latin Music Awards, Craig Pape, Amazon Music Content Manager, will speak on a panel about "The Distribution Connection" at the Billboard Latin Music Conference in Miami, Fla.
To browse Amazon's selection of over 140,000 Latin music albums, visit www.amazon.com/latin.
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