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Amazon Prime membership has now grown to 150m worldwide

Usually when Music Ally reports on Amazon’s financial results, we add in a sentence noting that the company hasn’t disclosed any useful numbers for its music services. This time round, the reason is different: the company...
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Ellie Goulding’s UK number one was powered by Amazon

Many were surprised that the UK first post-Christmas number one was Ellie Goulding’s cover of Joni Mitchell’s ‘River’. The track was exclusive to Amazon, and took the top spot in the chart with the equivalent of 76k...
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Amazon Music is official digital partner for 2020 Brit Awards

The UK’s Brit Awards have a new partner from the world of streaming services. Amazon Music will be the ‘digital music partner’ for the event in February. That means Amazon’s music services will get to stream the performances...
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Rocío Guerrero is Amazon’s first global head of Latin music

Rocío Guerrero has been a driving force behind the growth of Latin music globally, having been instrumental in the launch and growth of Spotify’s ‘Viva Latino’ playlist to its current 10.4 million followers. However,...
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Taylor Swift tops Amazon Music’s most-streamed chart of 2019

Amazon is the latest streaming service to publish some year-end charts, including a new name as its most popular artist of 2019 in the US. Taylor Swift takes that honour for Amazon Music, joining Post Malone (Spotify) and...
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Amazon Music UK picks its best new artists to watch in 2020

Vevo got in first with its new-artist tips for 2020 earlier this month, but now it’s Amazon Music’s turn to make its predictions for the breakout stars of next year – initially in the UK, although we suspect the US...
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Amazon’s free-streaming ambitions expand to more devices

When Amazon launched a free, ad-supported music-streaming service in April, it was only available in the US, for Echo smart speakers. That careful rollout is now expanding considerably: Amazon’s ad-supported music tier...
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Amazon set to add music videos to Amazon Music Unlimited

Fresh from adding an ‘HD’ tier to its Music Unlimited streaming service, Amazon appears to be preparing to add another element in to the mix: music videos. At least, that’s the gist of a ‘direct license amendment’...
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Sandbox Issue 235: Talking TikTok Triumphs

Lead: TikTok is  an essential consideration for artist marketing in 2019, particularly for pop acts. But for all the strategies and careful coordination, the best things on the app are often those that blindside everyone....
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Executive moves: Adam Block and Per Sundin take new roles

The revolving door between major labels and streaming services continues to spin – and it IS a revolving door: UMG’s recent hiring of Spotify’s Mike Biggane as its EVP of music strategies and tactics shows the flow...
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Amazon invites brands to test audio ads in free music service

Amazon launched its ad-supported music-streaming tier in April, initially in the US, but details of its plans for that advertising haven’t been talked about much. Now Advertising Age has bagged a copy of Amazon’s pitch...
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Report: Amazon had 32m music subscribers by April 2019

Amazon is famously cagey when it comes to releasing meaningful numbers for its music services, but a well-briefed report by the Financial Times this morning offers some new numbers. “The number of people subscribing to...