Amazon launched a new service Thursday that allows its customers to automatically receive free MP3 copies of most CDs purchased since 1998, as Lifehacker points out.
AutoRip automatically downloads any eligible, free MP3s to customers’ Amazon Cloud Player accounts. So far, about 50,000 CDs are offered but most new releases will be available.
You can access your free tracks by logging into your Amazon Cloud Player account if you have one and clicking the ‘Purchased’ tab. For customers who don’t have a Cloud Player account but have purchased a CD from Amazon in the past, AutoRip is still enabled for them and they should receive an email after Thursday’s launch notifying them of their free tracks.
Amazon’s new free MP3s with purchase service is a result of deals made with record labels and music publishers, of which include three major labels: EMI Music, Sony Music Entertainment and Warner Music Group, according to TechCrunch.