Is Amazon planning an overhaul of its digital music store? Possibly, according to a post at TechCrunch, which cites one anonymous source as saying that a relaunch is in the cards for the first quarter of next year.

The story says Amazon is asking affiliate partners to not launch any integrations with Amazon until after it completes the overhaul. Billboard spoke with several existing Amazon affiliates and has not been able to independently verify that claim.

However Amazon is very much on a hiring push to staff out its digital music team. It's sent out "we're hiring" notices on Twitter and LinkedIN with links to up to 13 job postings ranging from Web developers, digital music product and vendor managers, a mobile developer for Android, and engineering positions.

Amazon lost senior manager of digital music Scott Ambrose Reilly back in April, but several key leaders of the digital music effort remain. They include Bill Carr as executive VP of digital media, Pete Baltaxe as director of worldwide digital music, and Michael Tarlowe as the senior account manager for digital music, among others for sure.

A relaunch of the Amazon MP3 service may be just what the doctor ordered, as the digital music unit has yet to make a dent in real market share in the a la carte download market. According to recent Billboard estimates, Amazon as a whole accounts for 7.1% of U.S. music sales, but it's digital unit contributes only 1.3% compared to Apple's 26.7% of U.S. music sales.