Amazon MP3 offers Coldplay's new album, "Viva la Vida or Death and
All His Friends," for $8.99, and their catalog hits "X&Y," "A Rush of
Blood to the Head" and "Parachutes" as this week's Daily Deals for
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 17, 2008--Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN)
announced "Daily Deals" and "Friday Five," a pair of ongoing
promotions that offer customers deep discounts on select newly
released and catalog albums from bestselling artists on Amazon MP3,
Amazon.com's digital music download store with more than 5.4 million
DRM-free MP3 tracks. "Daily Deals" is updated daily and offers a
popular album at a significantly discounted price; "Friday Five"
offers five great albums for $5 every Friday and through the weekend.
Customers can check out these deals, along with new collections of
free songs every week, at www.amazon.com/mp3deals.
In celebration of Coldplay's new album, "Viva la Vida or Death and
All His Friends," available on Amazon MP3 for just $8.99, this week's
"Daily Deals" will be their preceding albums. "X&Y" will be available
today for $1.99, "A Rush of Blood to the Head" will be available on
Wednesday for $1.99, "Parachutes" will be available on Thursday for
$1.99 and "Brothers and Sisters" will be offered on Friday for 99
cents. Past Daily Deals have included Madonna's "Hard Candy" at $3.99,
Led Zeppelin's "Mothership" at $4.99 and Weezer's "Pinkerton" at
This week's "Friday Five" albums will be the Rolling Stone's "Let
It Bleed," Frank Sinatra's "The Essential Frank Sinatra," Robert Plant
& Alison Krauss' "Raising Sand," Linkin Park's "Minutes to Midnight"
and Andrea Bocelli's "Vivere - The Best Of," for $5 each. Past "Friday
Five" albums have included Jack Johnson's "Sleep Through the Static,"
Queen's "Greatest Hits" and Gnarls Barkley's "The Odd Couple."
Customers interested in Amazon MP3's Daily Deal and Friday Five can
visit the site daily or can get news of the deals through Amazon MP3
pages on Facebook, MySpace and Twitter.
"Amazon is constantly looking for ways to lower our prices for
customers," said Pete Baltaxe, director, Amazon MP3. "Promotions like
the Daily Deal and Friday Five are a great way to introduce customers
to the everyday low prices, ease of use and instant gratification of
purchasing digital music from Amazon MP3. For a few dollars and with a
couple clicks, customers can have a new album on their iPod, Zune or
iPhone for their summer soundtrack."
Launched in September 2007, Amazon MP3 offers a massive selection
of DRM-free MP3 music downloads with more than 5.4 million songs from
over 100,000 record labels. Every song and album in the Amazon.com
digital music store is available exclusively in the MP3 format without
digital rights management (DRM) software, enabling customers to play
their music on virtually any personal digital music capable device,
including PCs, Macs(R), iPods(R), iPhones(R), Zunes(TM), Zens(TM), and
to burn songs to CDs for these customers' personal use. Amazon MP3's
100 bestselling songs are 89 cents, unless marked otherwise, with over
1 million songs available at 89 cents. Amazon MP3's 100 bestselling
albums are $8.99 or less, unless marked otherwise. Most albums are
priced from $5.99 to $9.99, with more than 80 percent of Amazon MP3's
album catalog priced at $8.99 or below.
Songs and albums on Amazon MP3 are generally sold by Amazon
Digital Services Inc.
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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
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