|Amazon.com Expands Recommendation Center to Introduce Customers to Music They'll Love|
New Features Help Fans Learn About and Discover Music, in Styles from Classical and Jazz to International and Alternative
SEATTLE, March 9, 1999 /PR Newswire/--Amazon.com, the No. 1 online music retailer, today introduced an expanded and improved recommendation center that offers music fans authoritative guides to the best CDs in more than 100 musical styles. Designed to help beginners and experts alike, the new features include introductions to classical, jazz, and international music, as well as comprehensive guides to essential CDs by style, artist, and year.
"Music fans who have shopped at physical music stores know the challenges of getting knowledgeable suggestions and discovering great CDs, particularly classical, jazz, and international titles," said Jennifer Cast, Amazon.com music general manager. "Amazon.com's expanded recommendation center offers customers instant access to recommendations and reviews by our world-class staff of 17 full-time editors and more than 200 contributing writers," she said.
The music recommendation center offers four new and one expanded feature to
help music fans find the best recordings by the best artists, in musical styles
that match their tastes:
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), the Internet's No. 1 music and No. 1 book retailer, opened its virtual doors on the World Wide Web in July 1995. Today, the Amazon.com store has expanded to offer more than 4.7 million book, music-CD, video, DVD, computer-game, and other titles, plus secure credit-card payment, personalized recommendations, and streamlined ordering through 1-Click(SM) technology.
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