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Amazon Music tipped to follow Spotify into live audio

Amazon Music is already well along the podcasts road. Now reports suggest that it is set to take the next step into live content.
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Amazon Music teams up with Disney+ for subscription offer

Amazon Music has announced a new partnership this week: a deal with video streaming service Disney+.
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Report: Google outshipped Amazon for US smart speakers in Q2

Omdia estimates Google shipped nearly 4.2m smart speakers in Q2 compared to Amazon’s 3.4m, which it pegs as 47.8% growth and 31.3% decline year-on-year.
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Amazon unveils a host of new features for Alexa voice assistant

Big things are afoot with Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant: more than 50 new features unveiled yesterday at a conference for Alexa developers. There is a full roundup here on Amazon’s developer blog, but among...
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Report claims YouTube Music is fastest growing music DSP

Midia Research has published its latest estimates for the size of the global music streaming subscriptions market, with figures from the end of the first quarter of this year. No surprises who's leading: the company estimates...
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Billie Eilish, H.E.R. and Kid Cudi set for Amazon Prime Day Show

Amazon recently announced that its annual ‘Prime Day’ event will be held on 21-22 June (yes, it’s not just one day), and now it has revealed plans for a high-profile music element. Prime Day Show will be a “three-part...
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Twitch warns streamers about new batch of takedown notices

Twitch has been making its case for playing a positive role in the careers of a growing number of musicians: the recent reports it commissioned from Midia Research and from former Spotify chief economist Will Page for...
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Behind The Campaign: Maxïmo Park

For their seventh studio album, Nature Always Wins, British alternative rock band Maxïmo Park released it via their management company’s record label (in partnership with PIAS). They teased the new album with a streaming...
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Apple and Amazon ignite hi-res music streaming battle

The code leaks this weekend may have spoiled the surprise, but Apple Music is bringing higher quality music to its streaming service. But rather than charge extra for an 'HD' or 'HiFi' tier as rivals have done, Apple Music's...
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Amazon-owned Wondery to launch podcast subscriptions with Apple

As one of the biggest podcast production companies, you’d expect Wondery to be interested in the new subscription features offered by the likes of Apple and Spotify. Or would you? Wondery was, after all, recently acquired...
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Amazon Prime Video service is being used by 175 million people

Sorry, there were no meaningful new Amazon Music statistics in Amazon’s quarterly financial results yesterday. 55 million users (“nearly all” of whom were paid subscribers) was the last official figure in January...
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Amazon Prime now has more than 200m members globally

Amazon has published its latest annual report, and it includes some big new numbers from the company’s business. “We have more than 200 million Prime members worldwide,” wrote outgoing CEO Jeff Bezos in his letter...