CreateSpace "Disc on Demand" Service to Manufacture CDs When
Customers Place Orders
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 5, 2008--Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN),
SONY BMG and EMI Music today announced that they will bring back the
music of hundreds of highly coveted out-of-print albums on CD through
CreateSpace "Disc on Demand" and to offer these titles on Amazon.com.
Formerly out-of-print albums now available to Amazon customers include
"Hatari Soundtrack" by Henry Mancini, "Earthquake Weather" by Joe
Strummer and "Motorcade of Generosity" by Cake as well as albums from
the legendary Blue Note catalog, such as "Telepathy" by Bill Stewart,
"Foreign Intrigue" by Tony Williams and "Carryin' On" by Grant Green.
The new CDs will be manufactured on-demand and shipped when customers
place an order.
"This is an exciting day for music fans and Amazon customers.
Through our partnerships with SONY BMG and EMI music, Amazon customers
have an even greater selection of music to choose from today," said
Peter Faricy, vice president of music and movies at Amazon.com.
"CreateSpace 'Disc on Demand' is not only making out-of-print albums
available once again, but it's also enabling digital-only titles and
international titles that haven't been released in the U.S. to be made
available on CD. Music lovers and artists can now share and discover
new music more easily on Amazon."
In addition to reviving out-of-print music titles, record labels
and content providers are also using CreateSpace "Disc on Demand" to
exclusively release new titles on Amazon.com, including the next title
in the popular KCRW "Sounds Eclectic" series and the Wind-up Records
soundtrack to the ESPN program "World's Strongest Man."
Notable record labels including, Rhino Records, Wind-up Records,
Vanguard Records and Naxos, are also using CreateSpace "Disc on
Demand" to offer their wide selection of music albums on-demand to
millions of Amazon.com customers.
To find out more about CreateSpace and "Disc on Demand," please
visit www.createspace.com. To browse Amazon's continuously growing
selection of music titles, visit www.amazon.com/music.
Amazon.com, Inc., (NASDAQ:AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in
Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers
Earth's Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth's most
customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover
anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its
customers the lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers
offer millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in categories
such as books, movies, music & games, digital downloads, electronics &
computers, home & garden, toys, kids & baby, grocery, apparel, shoes &
jewelry, health & beauty, sports & outdoors, and tools, auto &
Amazon Web Services provides Amazon's developer customers with
access to in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon's own
back-end technology platform, which developers can use to enable
virtually any type of business. Examples of the services offered by
Amazon Web Services are Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2),
Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon SimpleDB, Amazon
Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS), Amazon Flexible Payments Service
(Amazon FPS), and Amazon Mechanical Turk.
Amazon and its affiliates operate websites, including
www.amazon.com, www.amazon.co.uk, www.amazon.de, www.amazon.co.jp,
www.amazon.fr, www.amazon.ca, and the Joyo Amazon websites at
www.joyo.cn and www.amazon.cn.
As used herein, "Amazon.com," "we," "our" and similar terms
include Amazon.com, Inc., and its subsidiaries, unless the context
CreateSpace is a DBA of On-Demand Publishing LLC, a subsidiary of
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). A leader in manufacture on demand
services for independent creative content owners, CreateSpace was
originally founded as CustomFlix Labs, Inc. in 2002 and acquired by
Amazon.com Inc. in 2005. The company's mission is to profitably
connect its members to a worldwide audience through multiple channels,
including Amazon.com. CreateSpace provides inventory-free, physical
distribution of Books, CDs and DVDs on demand, and video downloads
through Amazon Unbox.
This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the
meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Actual results may differ
significantly from management's expectations. These forward-looking
statements involve risks and uncertainties that include, among others,
risks related to competition, management of growth, new products,
services and technologies, potential fluctuations in operating
results, international expansion, outcomes of legal proceedings and
claims, fulfillment center optimization, seasonality, commercial
agreements, acquisitions and strategic transactions, foreign exchange
rates, system interruption, significant amount of indebtedness,
inventory, government regulation and taxation, payments and fraud.
More information about factors that potentially could affect
Amazon.com's financial results is included in Amazon.com's filings
with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual
Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2007, and
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SOURCE: Amazon.com, Inc.