I earned a $5 Amazon MP3 credit, so I figured I'd give their DRM free music a try.
The first artist I tried, a Jazz vocalist, had only a few albums available on Amazon.
So I figured I'd try the Dixie chicks.
Sure enough, Amazon had some tunes, but the layout is a mess and browsing is a slow and awkward experience. A piece of the left side of the screen is given over to advertising.
Huh? An ad next to the music listings? I thought they were trying to sell music.
It smells like they've given up. Well, at least prior purchases are DRM-free. Nothing will disappear when Amazon exits this business.
Update 1/6/09: iTunes music is almost all DRM free now. Amazon's experiment is done.