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.
September 1, 2021
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+.
August 18, 2021
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.
July 30, 2021
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...
July 22, 2021
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...
July 12, 2021
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...
June 4, 2021
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...
June 1, 2021
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...
May 19, 2021
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...
May 17, 2021
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...
May 12, 2021
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...
April 30, 2021