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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...
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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...
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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...
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Amazon Music launches analytics for artists with a mobile app

With more than 55 million music streaming users around the world, most of whom are paying, Amazon is the third biggest player in the global music subscriptions market behind Spotify and Apple Music. One area in which it...
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Is Amazon beating Spotify and Apple Music for US subscribers?

Research firm eMarketer has offered a spicy-sounding headline: ‘US Spotify Listeners Surpassed Pandora Listeners in 2019, Sooner than Expected’. That’s based on the company’s prediction last year that Spotify would...
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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...