Offers Digital Songs To Vinyl Record Buyers
In an odd
combination of old and new, Amazon says that every time a person buys a
vinyl record from its online store, it will give that customer a digital
version of the songs for free.
The feature, called AutoRip, was launched in January for CDs. The company
has said it has boosted music sales. Digital songs are stored in the
customer’s online storage account with Amazon. Songs received this way don’t
count against that customer’s storage limit.
The new offer, announced Wednesday, extends to any physical albums bought on
Amazon since 1998.
The digital songs can be played on a variety of devices, including
Amazon.com Inc.’s Kindle Fire tablets, Android phones and tablets, and Apple
Inc.’s iPads and iPhones.
Rolling Stones are back on the road.
rumors, no more hints from Ronnie and Keith. The Stones announced what
everyone was waiting for – concert dates in the springtime leading up to the
band’s England appearances at Glastonbury Festival and Hyde Park.
“‘50 And Counting’ has been pretty amazing so far,” Mick Jagger said. “We
did a few shows in London and New York last year … and had such a good time
that we thought … let’s do some more. It’s a good show. Lots of the classic
stuff everyone wants to hear … with a few little gems tucked in here and
there. The stage is shaped like lips and goes off into the venue so I get to
run around in the crowd. It’s great fun to be able to get that close to the
Here’s the schedule:
May 5 – Oakland, Ca
May 8 – San Jose, Ca
May 11 – Las Vegas, Nev.
May 15 – Anaheim, Ca
May 25 – Toronto, Ontario
May 28 – Chicago, Ill.
June 12 – Boston, Mass.
June 18 – Philadelphia, Pa.