Amazon Now ‘Talking To Majors’ On DRM-Free Music Store

Sources in the London Times say Amazon has approached all the major labels “in the past fortnight” and stated its desire to launch an online music store by May. Times said the store would offer “unprotected MP3s”. Billboard last week reported on Amazon’s moves to enter the emergent space which will already be occupied by Apple and EMI’s new DRM-free repertoire, also due in May. Times joins the dots and suggests EMI tunes would logically be amongst Amazon’s first offerings.

But Times pressed undo on one of Billboard’s assertions: “Speculation that Vivendi