Sony announces Amazon deal

Music fans will soon be able to download tracks

Sony has announced a deal that will allow Amazon MP3 to sell its catalogue online by the end of January.

Each song on the Amazon website will be free of Digital Rights Management (DRM) controls, which means that the tracks will lack copy protection.

The news follows Sony‘s previous announcement this month (January) to sell gift cards that let customers download albums free of DRM controls.

The deal means Amazon is now the only company offering tracks from all four big music companies free of DRM, making it a more significant rival for Apple‘s iTunes.

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