Amazon’s Cloud Is Raining Tunes

How smart is Amazon.com? If their latest move to improve its music store is any indication, they’re smarter than all their competition.

Amazon Cloud Player

According to Time, Amazon’s new “Auto-Rip” gives customers a free online version of any album they buy — or have bought on Amazon in the last 15 years.

I just logged in to my Amazon Cloud account and was pleased to find that Amazon had updated my library with purchases made in the past. This is what we might call, “Making Things Right.” And because it was totally unexpected, Amazon wins huge points for surprising and delighting its music loving customers.

This seems like such an obvious move, but most great ideas do once they’re unveiled.

Time suggests the move by Amazon is “smart because Amazon has figured out how to satisfy consumers’ desire to own the content they bought in physical and digital form.”

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About David Burn

Co-founder and editor of AdPulp. I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. I worked for seven agencies in five states before launching my own practice in 2009. Today, I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.