You know by now that Apple and Amazon are at eachother’s throats.
Amazon’s response to iTunes is the Amazon Cloud Player.
You can buy music in the share-able, copy-able .mp3 format from Amazon, and they will store it for you on their servers. I don’t know what benefit they gain from doing that, maybe just consumer stats data.
It works pretty well for us, especially the fact that I can get the .mp3 format. Duncan works in a secure facility so getting media storage devices in and out of his workplace is more trouble than it’s worth. Despite the physical security, he can access our Amazon Cloud account.
The only thing I don’t like about buying my music from Amazon is that my pre-cloud purchases are lost to me. I get a message that says “Hey you dummy! You already bought that and it’s not our fault that you’re too stupid to keep backups of your purchases. No sympathy for you, you brainless nut-job. Do you want to buy it again?”
I don’t know what the profit return is for the music artist.
I don’t know if this Amazon Cloud thing is Darkcargo Approved yet. We’ll see.