Magnatune + Amarok

News | November 5th, 2006

Amarok, the open-source music player for Linux has just been updated to version 1.4.4. The major new feature of this version is that it includes a built-in music store, much like iTunes, except for a few key differences: The Amarok music store allows for full song previews (no 30 second samples) and music can be purchased without any Digital Rights Management (DRM) whatsoever. The entire catalog for the Amarok store was provided by- you guessed it- Magnatune.com.

This means that linux users now have full access the Magnatune catalog, including four albums by Justin Bianco, directly through their music player. The internet is quite abuzz with news and interest in this new feature, so we’re doing something a little different today. We’ve created a new Special, but this special is not for an album or project. The Magnatune+Amarok special is a central location where news and information on this development can be found for those who are interested. You can find it here. [Edit: links removed during archival]