The Amazon Associates program is excited to announce that Associates can now earn 20% in referral fees on Amazon MP3 Downloads.
What is Amazon MP3?
Amazon MP3 offers Earth's biggest selection of a la carte, DRM-free MP3 music downloads. With over 2 million songs from more than 180,000 artists represented by over 20,000 major and independent labels, Amazon MP3 complements Amazon.com's existing selection of over 1 million CDs to offer customers more selection of physical and digital music than any other retailer.
Every song and album on Amazon MP3 is available exclusively in the MP3 format without digital rights management (DRM) software. This means that Amazon MP3 customers are free to enjoy their music downloads using any hardware device, organize their music using any music management application, and burn songs to CDs.
Most songs are priced from 89 cents to 99 cents, with more than 1 million of the 2 million songs priced at 89 cents. The top 100 best-selling songs are 89 cents, unless marked otherwise. Most albums are priced from $5.99 to $9.99. The top 100 best-selling albums are $8.99 or less, unless marked otherwise.
Every song on Amazon MP3 is encoded at 256 kilobits per second, which gives customers high audio quality at a manageable file size.
Earnings from Amazon MP3
Through December 31, 2007 Associates are eligible to earn 20% on all MP3 referrals (up to $1.50 per item). Beginning January 1, 2008 the referral fees will be 10%. There is no limit to the number of items on which referral fees are earned.
Building links to Amazon MP3 downloads is no different than other products on Amazon.com. To build a Product Link, simply visit the Product Links page in Associates Central and select "MP3 Downloads" in the search menu. Please note that you can build links to MP3 albums or to individual MP3 songs – it's up to you. Here is an example of an MP3 Product Link:
Our newly launched Slideshow and My Favorites Widgets are another great way to promote MP3 downloads. You can build a widget that cycles through the album covers of your favorite songs and albums and insert your own comments on top of the album covers. Here is a Slideshow of some my recent favorite music available from the MP3 store:
We have also made general Amazon MP3 banner graphics available to you in Associates Central.
As with other ASINs you can also use the format below to build links directly to MP3 items. Simply substitute the corresponding MP3 ASIN for "B000S56R1I" and your Associates ID for "YourIDHere-20" in the format below.
Using the format above also allows you to build links directly to Artist pages in our MP3 store. For example, you can see in the URL for Feist’s artist page:
an Artist ASIN of "B000T2E71M." Simply copy the Artist ASIN from the URL of your favorite artist’s page at Amazon MP3 and paste it into the link above.
To learn more about Amazon MP3, please visit the Amazon MP3 Getting Started page. And if you are interested in trying out Amazon MP3 for yourself, you can download a free song from Apples in Stereo.
If you have not already joined the Associates program, join today to take advantage of this earnings opportunity. And be sure to get your links to our MP3 store up today to take advantage of the 20% referral rate
As always, please contact us if you have any questions or feedback.
-Sean, Amazon Associates Product Marketing Manager