Friday, May 16, 2008

Amazon Gets Musically Aggressive

Product widgets are nothing new to Amazon's sales arsenal --they have had widgets for video, TV & movie products as well as other products like their very successful Kindle book reader. Amazon thinks there is a fertile music market for DRM-free music and they have made it easy to sample and buy with this just released widget:

If you clicked through you were able to listen to song samples and you also probably noticed that pricing on some of the songs are less than .99. Will Amazon gain sizable traction against iTunes? Between DRM free mp3's and some lower prices, they just might.

Here's what they are saying are the top songs today:

Today's Top MP3 Songs

Bleeding Love (Album Version)
Pocketful Of Sunshine
4 Minutes [Featuring Justin Timberlake] (Album Version)
See You Again

1. Bleeding Love (Album … by Leona Lewis
2. Pocketful Of Sunshine by Natasha Bedingfield
3. 4 Minutes [Featuring … by Madonna
4. See You Again by Miley Cyrus
5. Love In This Club (Ma… by Usher featuring Young…
6. Low (Feat. T-Pain) by Flo Rida
7. Love Song (Album Vers… by Sara Bareilles
8. Violet Hill by Coldplay
9. No Air duet with Chri… by Jordin Sparks featuri…
10. Paralyzer by Finger Eleven
11. Lollipop [Explicit] by Lil Wayne
12. Take A Bow by Rihanna
13. You're Gonna Miss This by Trace Adkins
14. New Soul by Yael Naïm
15. No One by Alicia Keys
16. Leavin' by Jesse McCartney
17. Forever (Main Version) by Chris Brown
18. Sorry (Album Version)… by Buckcherry
19. Sexy Can I Feat. Yung… by Ray J
20. Say by John Mayer
21. Before He Cheats by Carrie Underwood
22. How Far We've Come (A… by Matchbox Twenty
23. Don't Stop The Music by Rihanna
24. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
25. Shadow Of The Day (Al… by Linkin Park

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