Amazon.com to launch music service in September

Amazon.com to launch music service in September: report – Yahoo! News

Amazon.com Inc has tentatively set a mid-September target for the launch of its music service, the New York Post reported in its online edition on Friday, citing sources familiar with the situation.

The store will offer songs in the MP3 format and give consumers an alternative to Apple Inc’s iTunes, the report said.

Notice what they’re *not* doing: launching music software for the client or a portable music device. They’re competing with the iTunes Music Store, but not with the iTunes client software or the iPod.