Amazon.com Launches Music Store
Posted on June 11, 1998
Online retailer Amazon.com, Inc., has launched its highly anticipated music store. The Amazon.com music store offers 10 times the CD selection of the typical music store at savings of up to 40%, including 30% off Amazon.com's 100 bestselling CDs.
From Alternative to Zydeco, Hip-hop to Bebop, Amazon.com's customers will find everything from the latest releases to hard-to-find gems in nearly 300 musical genres. Music fans can search for their favorite music by CD title, artist, song title, or label and listen to more than 225,000 song samples. In addition, the new Amazon.com music store features expert and customer reviews, interviews, essentials lists, the hottest CDs from around the country and the world, music in the news, and music recommendations.
"We received ideas, opinions, and suggestions from more than 20,000 individuals when we reached out to customers and asked them to help us build their dream music store," said Amazon.com's founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos. "Many of the features in our new music store are the direct result of these suggestions. Our customers told us they wanted a site that is as rich in musical selection and content as the Amazon.com bookstore -- with the same great prices, features, and customer service."
Senior Editor Keith Moerer leads Amazon.com's team of music editors. Moerer has 12 years' experience editing national and regional music magazines, including Rolling Stone, Request, and Bay Area Music Magazine (BAM). Amazon.com's editorial team members have also been published in a variety of music and entertianment publications.