Amazon's cool idea

Michael Stutz (
Thu, 11 Jun 1998 17:48:35 -0400 (EDT)

Amazon: We Got the Beat
by Jennifer Sullivan

Amazon is kicking off its foray into the music business today with a pretty
cool idea. It's not just going to offer its 2.4 million bookworm customers
the latest ballads from Celine Dion, but also tracks from your local bar

"Garage bands with their own CDs can send us five copies, and we'll
warehouse them," said David Risher, senior vice president at Amazon. The
bands will get paid as the CDs are sold and Amazon will request more if the
band starts making it big or the CDs sell out.