One day, Amazon might be the first choice where you will look to buy and download digital music. It was only about a year ago when Amazon unveiled its online music service, and according to online research, it’s currently trailing ahead of Apple’s iTunes at a comfortable place ahead of otehr competitors such as Real Network’s Rhapsody, Napster and eMusic.
But that might change as recent news suggested that Amazon might be partnering with Myspace soon. Expect positional, ranking and industrial changes if that really comes true.
iTunes still sells DRM tracks where all music bought through iTunes can only be played on iPod. While Amazon, Real Networks and Napster are all selling DRM free music currently. Other big players who uses DRM such as Microsoft’s music portal who sells music for Zune and Yahoo Music Portal who uses Microsoft’s DRM techonology have announced that they will be shutting down their online music store. I’ll let you judge if that’s conincidence or incompetence.