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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.
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Bose unveils its new Alexa-powered smart speaker

Bose is one of the audio-hardware firms that has been most disrupted by the emergence of smart speakers: it had a big share in the Bluetooth speakers market as it was, but hasn’t offered competition for Amazon’s Echo,...
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Amazon preps major ad campaign for music-streaming service

Having shed its ’dark horse’ status in the music-streaming market long ago, Amazon is preparing to put some serious marketing welly behind its Music Unlimited service. AdAge reports that Amazon is launching its first...
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China is fastest-growing smart-speaker market says Canalys

Amid a flurry of reports on the growth of the smart-speaker market, research firm Canalys has offered a different angle: it says that China is now the fastest-growing market for these devices. “Despite strong growth...
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Home audio market approaches $14bn

Yesterday we reported on the growth of the smart speaker sector, with Strategy Analytics saying that Google Home is starting to close in on Amazon’s market lead with Echo. Now Futuresource Consulting is reporting that...
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Amazon names Andre Stapleton as head of US label relations

Former Sony Music Entertainment executive Andre Stapleton has been named as head of US label relations at Amazon. Based in New York, he will also lead label relations in Seattle, Los Angeles and Nashville. He will report...
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Amazon still leads in smart speakers; but Google is really snapping at its heels

It’s not going to surprise anyone that in the latest totting up of smart speaker shipments Amazon’s Echo is leading the pack. The latest numbers come from Strategy Analytics, looking at the smart speaker market globally...
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Report claims Amazon has sold around 50m Alexa-powered devices

There’s an interesting stat in the latest article by tech site The Information, although we have rather given it away in the headline. “Amazon has sold about 50 million Alexa devices,” it claims, based on information...
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Amazon Prime Music may have overtaken Apple Music in UK

It’s been clear for some time that in terms of music subscribers, Amazon is now the third player globally behind Spotify and Apple Music. Could it have vaulted Apple Music into second place in the UK however? That’s...
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Smart speaker sales, forecasts and market share: Amazon Echo, Google Home, Apple HomePod and more

The music industry is intensely interested in the growth of the market for smart speaker devices: Amazon Echo, Google Home, Apple HomePod and other speakers controlled via voice assistants like Alexa, Google Assistant and...
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Amazon estimated to have 70% of US smart-speaker market

The latest analysis of the smart-speakers market comes from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP), which reckons that the US install base of these devices is now 50m units. The company’s survey of 500 owners...
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Amazon reports $2.5bn net profit for the second quarter of 2018

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos may be building rockets, but his main company’s profitability also (ahem) rocketed in the second quarter of this year. Amazon’s quarterly financials recorded a 39% increase in net sales to $52.9bn,...