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Amazon’s DRM-bereft store is nearing its launchWe’ve been waiting for Amazon to open the virtual doors on its DRM-free music download service for months – and now it seems the wait is almost over.

According to NMA, the MP3 store will go live within a month, with the Amazon-powered MySpace Music service following in early 2009.

Three of the major record labels are on board (Sony BMG, Universal and Warner), and all will provide their tracks free from irritating DRM copy protection. And with prices likely to undercut those on iTunes, Apple’s huge market share looks set to take a bit of a battering.

We’ll bring you more news on the launch of the Amazon service when we get it, but if you’re after some DRM-free tunes right now 7digital’s announcement from earlier in the week should interest you: the service has now completely ditched DRM on its entire catalogue.

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