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Remember those round pieces of wax that existed before your iPod? They’re called vinyls, and thanks to’s AutoRip, if you buy a record, you’ll be gifted with its MP3 version. 

The newly launched AutoRip, initially offered free MP3 downloads for CD purchases only.

Tech Crunch reports:

AutoRip, for those unfamiliar, was launched in January, as a way to offer Amazon customers free MP3 versions of any CDs they had purchased from the site since the launch of its Music Store back in 1998.

Going forward, any physical disc purchased on Amazon now comes with a free digital copy which is placed in your also free Amazon Cloud Player – the digital copies of your purchased tracks don’t count against your free storage totals here.

Starting today, any customer who buys a supported vinyl record on will also receive a digital copy of those tracks added to their Cloud Player library, which is also available across a number of devices, including iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, the Kindle Fire, connected TVs, and more, in addition to the web.

The expansion also carries over to AutoRip’s customer archive policy, which back-dates any purchases made since Amzon launched its online music store in 1998.

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