Remember CDs? And liner notes? Amazon does, and it has just introduced a new service called AutoRip that will provide Amazon customers with a free, cloud-based, digital MP3 version of any CDs they purchase. And AutoRip isn't just for new CDs--Amazon is also offering the service for any CD purchased on the site since 1998.
Though paper, metal, and plastic may no longer be a part of our digital music routine, many of us still hang on to dozens or hundreds of CDs. And though CD sales were down 13% in 2012, they're not dead yet: Physical is still the leading format for music purchases, according to a recent Nielsen study.
But AutoRip leaves us wondering: When can we get a bookish version of AutoRip for Kindle? Meantime, will you digitize all those Nirvana and Shania Twain CDs shoved in your closet? Yes, we know about the Shania.
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