Tag: amazon music
Mumford & Sons launch ‘reimagined’ songs for Amazon Music
British band Mumford & Sons have become the latest artist to produce some exclusive music for Amazon Music. Although in this case, the songs are already well-known: what’s exclusive are new ‘reimagined’ versions...
February 18, 2019
Amazon Prime Music has doubled its Indian users in five months
Spoiler: It’s extremely unlikely that Amazon will ever announce exactly how many music-streaming customers it has in India – there isn’t even an official figure for its global listenership. But an interview with Sahas...
January 31, 2019
‘Streaming Price Bible’ reveals one label’s 2018 per-stream rates
Every year, artist-rights blog The Trichordist publishes a new ‘Streaming Price Bible’ comparing the latest per-stream rates for the main music-streaming services. This year’s went live this morning, based as ever on...
January 29, 2019
Report 419: The 40 Trends of 2018
“May you live in interesting times,” runs the old Chinese curse. The music industry has certainly done that, through the last two decades of digital disruption. Typical to form, 2018 was very interesting indeed. For our...
December 20, 2018
Amazon Alexa gets even more conversational about music
Q4 may not be quite as intense a period for many people in the music industry as it used to be in the physical era, given the fact that an album released early in the year (or in Ed Sheeran’s case, early in the previous...
December 7, 2018
Streaming services reveal their top music of 2018
Trees are appearing in lounges; Mariah Carey is creeping up the charts; and the big music-streaming services are revealing their top artists and tracks of the year. It must be nearly Christmas… Yesterday saw Spotify,...
December 4, 2018
Amazon takes Amazon Music and Alexa to Mexico
It’s a busy time for music-streaming in Mexico. iHeartRadio launched there in beta late in October, and now Amazon has announced the launch of Amazon Music there. In fact, it’s part of a bigger launch: yesterday...
November 8, 2018
Amazon Music Unlimited launches in Canada
The latest frontier for Amazon’s Music Unlimited streaming service is Canada, where it went live yesterday. Amazon is offering a free 90—day trial of its premium subscription tier to Canadians, after which Prime members...
September 27, 2018
Amazon launches Pop Culture playlist with exclusive Sia track
Amazon’s music-streaming service has a new flagship playlist called Pop Culture. Focusing on all things pop, the playlist launched on Friday with an exclusive new track from Sia called ‘Step By Step’, under its Amazon...
September 25, 2018
Amazon Music: ‘We’re in a leadership position everywhere’
Amazon’s music boss Steve Boom has been talking about the company’s growth in music-streaming, amid its new marketing campaign that focuses on ‘voice’ – both in singing and Alexa voice-control terms.
August 31, 2018
Artist exclusives: Rag’n’Bone Man and Florence + The Machine
Deezer has thankfully restrained itself from plastering British artist Rag’n’Bone Man across its programmed playlists today. But the streaming service has made him the first musician to get an ‘artist channel takeover...
July 6, 2018