Amazon’s MP3 Service has been launched in its Beta from in the US – you can see the press statement here. The pricing looks very competitive and its MP3 so both DRM free and will load onto just about any personal player you could imagine. The last finger up at Apple is the fact that they’ve got Universal signed up as well. I think Steve Jobs might have to keep a close eye on his tail feathers, I think this could hurt iTunes.
Only downside – no indication of the UK version of the store yet.