From MSNBC :
Amazon's Somers [Jeff Somers, group manager for music] said the e-tail giant has been in ongoing discussions with record labels and technology companies about developing a viable digital download service.
"We're excited about the opportunities here," he said, noting that Amazon sold two Sarah McLachlan tracks as a promotion for a new album several years ago. "We intend to be a big player."
"Apple was a great wake-up call that if you properly market, there is a [business]," said Ted Cohen, vice president of digital development and distribution for EMI. "Post-Apple, a lot of partners are serious about moving the a la carte model to the front."