Stellar-award winning former Commissioned singer Marvin Sapp’s new album Here I Am is certain to be a hit based on the strength of the already-proven first single “The Best In Me.” But it looks like Amazon.com has got a little something up its sleeve to make sure Marvin’s 1st week sales look extra good. Amazon MP3’s special “Daily Deal” for today, happens to be a full download of Marvin’s “The Best In Me” that comes with a special download of the digital booklet as well.
This is good news for Marvin Sapp fans, but bad news for iTunes. Word on the street is that Apple is none too happy about Amazon threatening their nearly 65% market share. So Apple is making some threats of its own.
Amazon MP3’s Daily Deal offers a different full album MP3 every day at sharply discounted prices between $1.99 and $3.99. According to Hypebot.com, Apple has threatened many major labels that releases like Marvin’s Here I Am that patronize Amazon MP3’s Daily Deal will receive no promotion whatsoever on iTunes.
It must be validating to Amazon.com for iTunes to be so affected by their innovative, promotion tactics that they have to strong-arm the entire recording industry in order to keep the status quo. It seems however, that Verity Records and its parent companies Zomba Gospel Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment aren’t afraid of Steve Jobs or Apple’s henchmen, because Here I Am is available for download just the same.
Make sure to spread the word to your friends on Twitter, Facebook, and.. if you still have friends on MySpace.. run and tell it there too. To get your copy at the special price today, March 16, 2010 only, visit Amazon.com while it’s still hot.