Online retailer Amazon.com has launched over 100,000 new Artist Stores on its website featuring comprehensive artist content, including full album discographies, CDs, DRM-free MP3s and vinyl catalog selection along with community features like artist images, artist biographies and related products.
Amazon.com has said that the new artist stores serve as one-stop destinations for all things related to musicians and their music. Customers can learn about their favorite performers through images and biographies, discover music in any format, listen to song previews and even contribute to artist profiles.
Additionally, Amazon Artist Stores reportedly have more than just music, featuring related merchandise such as concert shirts, rare posters, books, and concert DVDs.
Peter Faricy, vice president of music and movies at Amazon.com, said: “We have always understood that our customers want to listen to their music when they want it, where they want it and in whichever format they want it. We are music lovers here at Amazon, and we created the Amazon Artist Stores for everyone from the casual enthusiast and occasional gift-giver to the seasoned music junkie. These stores allow our customers to easily find and discover the music they love in any format along with a variety of artist content, like exclusive music videos and behind-the-scenes footage, all in a single place.”