Amazon.com is to offer a digital music store – without digital rights management (DRM). 

Apparenlty, the EMI Group has licensed its digital catalogue to Amazon.com, and it will be available to consumer free of copy protection.
The move by Amazon.com will see a formidable competitor to Apple's iTunes store entering the market.
EMI has also licenced its catalogue to Apple and VirginMega in France, as well as a number of independent online retailers.
"Our MP3-only strategy means all the music that customers buy on Amazon is always DRM-free and plays on any device," reads a statement from Jeff Bezos, founder and chief executive of Amazon.
DRM is supposed to protect musicians' intellectual property rights by preventing users from making more than one copy of downloaded music, but it also accused of limiting growth in the market.