Amazon MP3 Offers a Virtual Music Advent Calendar with 25 Days of Free Holiday Downloads in December
SEATTLE--Dec. 1, 2009-- Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced that the Amazon MP3 store will be kicking off their second annual “25 Days of Free.” For each day of December until Christmas, a new holiday-themed song will be available as a free download from the Amazon MP3 store. Now in its second year, “25 Days of Free” begins today, Dec. 1, and lasts until Christmas. Every day in December leading up to Christmas, a new song - hand-picked by Amazon MP3 editors - will be unveiled, and customers will be able to download each of these songs for free. For more information about “25 Days of Free” and to download your free music, visit: http://www.amazon.com/25daysoffree.
The MP3 selections this year will range from traditional holiday songs performed by modern artists to some unique holiday-themed originals. A few of the available tracks will be Tori Amos’ “Snow Angel,” Lady Gaga’s “Christmas Tree,” and Casting Crowns’ “Joy to the World.” Tori Amos’ “Snow Angel” is an original holiday-themed song from Amos’ newly released album “Midwinter Graces.” Casting Crowns, one of music’s top Christian rock bands, performs the classic carol “Joy to the World,” from their holiday album “Peace on Earth.” Lady Gaga’s “Christmas Tree” is a festive romp from one of 2009’s biggest breakthrough artists.
“Our customers love that we offer free songs all year since it’s an easy way for them to experiment with artists they are unfamiliar with,” said Pete Baltaxe, director of Amazon MP3. “25 Days of Free is a fun way to discover new holiday music to keep our customers in the spirit at home or on the go.”
Since launching in 2007, Amazon MP3 has grown its selection to include over 10 million songs. Amazon MP3 offers everyday low prices on bestselling albums starting at $7.99, most bestselling songs for $.99, hundreds of free songs, and a daily album deal. All music downloads sold at Amazon MP3 are DRM-free, which means they work on virtually any MP3 player, including the iPhone and iPod. Installing the Amazon MP3 Downloader allows users to easily import music into Windows Media Player or iTunes. Amazon MP3 is also available on-the-go via the Amazon MP3 mobile application, available preinstalled on a variety of mobile phones, including the Palm Pre, T-Mobile MyTouch 3G, Motorola Droid, HTC Droid Eris, T-Mobile G1, Palm Pixi, Samsung Moment, HTC Hero, Motorola Cliq, and Samsung Behold II.
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