Tag: amazon music
Amazon launches Breakthrough Live weekly livestreams series
The timing may be awkward given the renewed DMCA takedown notices currently battering Twitch, but Amazon Music is stepping up its livestreaming activity, including with its sister platform. It’s launched a new weekly...
October 21, 2020
Amazon Music reveals changes to senior leadership in Europe
Well, not huge changes, since both the people involved already work at Amazon Music, and will continue to do so. But the streaming service has a new director of Amazon Music in Europe, Killian Gerngross, who was previously...
October 7, 2020
Amazon Music adds podcasts in the UK, US, Germany and Japan
Amazon Music is the latest music streaming service to dive into podcasts, initially in its four big markets: the UK, US, Germany and Japan. That means a catalogue of shows akin to other platforms, but there will also...
September 17, 2020
Amazon Music integrates Twitch livestreaming into app
It’s almost a surprise that this hasn’t happened sooner, but Amazon Music has now integrated Twitch, the live streaming service owned by Amazon, into its Amazon Music mobile apps. Artists can now livestream via Twitch,...
September 2, 2020
Report claims Amazon is adding podcasts to its music service
When we interviewed Amazon's music boss Steve Boom earlier this year, we asked him if Amazon Music might follow Spotify's push into podcasts. "I can’t talk much about it... we’ve been noting with interest how much time...
August 11, 2020
Amazon Music goes deep on catalogue: starts with Bob Marley
Amazon Music has announced a new initiative called [Re]Discover, which it says will focus on digging into artists' back catalogues. It's kicking off with Bob Marley this month: there's a [Re]Discover branded playlist drawn...
August 6, 2020
Amazon and Apple launch new Black British music playlists
Two new playlists on Amazon Music and Apple Music are focusing on Black British music. Amazon's is called '+44' (the UK country dialling code, if you're wondering) and will cover rap, R&B, grime, drill and Afrobeats music. Alongside...
July 27, 2020
Amazon Music gets its own program for emerging artists
Amazon Music is the latest streaming service to launch a programme to push emerging artists. It is called Breakthrough and echoes the initiatives of Spotify (Radar), Apple Music (Up Next), Deezer (Next) and other rivals....
July 16, 2020
Twitch set for multi-week run of Amazon Music Sessions
Slowly but surely, the crossover between Amazon Music and its parent company's Twitch subsidiary is growing. Amazon Music's channel on the livestreaming platform has been ramping up during the Covid-19 pandemic, and the...
July 15, 2020
Tools: Amazon Music for Artists. Navigating to success on Amazon
On many levels, Amazon has already proven its worth in shaking up the music streaming business – not least because it offers the most diversified selection of subscription tiers to consumers. It also made headlines last...
April 30, 2020
Sandbox Issue 251: Streaming and Music’s new formats
Lead: The playlist hasn’t killed the album… yet. Instead, artists and labels are caught between both and are starting to experiment with the shapes that releases can now take. Justin Bieber has begun chopping up his album...
April 30, 2020
View-Tang Clan: Amazon Music makes Ol’ Dirty Bastard documentary
Wu-Tang Clan member Ol’ Dirty Bastard released his debut solo album ‘Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version’ on 28th March 1995. To mark its quarter-century anniversary Amazon has created the Unique: Return To...
March 27, 2020