Looks like Amazon is taking on the iTunes- at higher bit rates and cheaper prices. MP3s at 256kbps, DRM free, and .89 and .99 cents a song. So far, EMI and Universal are on board. http://www.engadget.com/2007/09/25/amazon-launches-drm-free-amazon-mp3-music-downloads/ So what is the reason iTunes does not have Universal? And whose idea was iTunes 1.29- EMI or Apple?