Amazon has just signed a deal with Universal Music Group and will now be bringing over many of their biggest artists to Amazon Prime Music starting today. Some of the artists that have been added are: Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, Lana Del Rey, Maroon 5, Of Monsters and Men, Ariana Grande, The Weeknd, Ellie Goulding, Drake, Lorde, Jessie J and Eminem, among others.
It’s great a deal with UMG has been reached, but unfortunately it’s not perfect. Only “select albums” will be coming to Prime Music and not every single one.
Francis Keeling, Universal Music Group’s Global Head of Digital Business said:
“With Amazon’s tremendous reach and consumer appeal, we are delighted to build on our relationship by making Universal Music’s world-class artists available to Amazon Prime members.”
Prime Music is available via the Amazon Music app on iOS, Android, Fire devices, Amazon Echo, or on the Web at www.primemusic.com. If you have an Android Auto system in your car, you will be happy to know Prime Music supports it.
SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today announced that Prime members in the U.S. and U.K. now have access to even more great music – popular and award-winning Universal Music Group artists are now available for unlimited listening on Prime Music.
“Prime Music has already become a top destination for streaming music in the U.S. and U.K., and we are thrilled today to make it even better by growing our selection with Universal Music artists”
Starting today, Prime Music will now include select albums from Universal Music artists such as Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, Lana Del Rey, Maroon 5, Of Monsters and Men, Ariana Grande, The Weeknd, Ellie Goulding, Drake, Lorde, Jessie J and Eminem, among others. In addition, a wide selection of popular Jazz and Classical albums from Universal Music artists will now be available for Prime members to enjoy.
“Prime Music has already become a top destination for streaming music in the U.S. and U.K., and we are thrilled today to make it even better by growing our selection with Universal Music artists,” stated Steve Boom, VP of Digital Music for Amazon. “From chart topping artists like Lady Gaga to legendary musicians such as Tom Petty and Nirvana, we know our Prime members will love listening to all the additional music that’s now available as part of their membership.”
“We are pleased to make a selection of our catalog available on Prime Music,” said Francis Keeling, Universal Music Group’s Global Head of Digital Business. “With Amazon’s tremendous reach and consumer appeal, we are delighted to build on our relationship by making Universal Music’s world-class artists available to Amazon Prime members.”
In addition, Prime members can enjoy music from Universal Music artists in expertly-programmed Prime Playlists. Prime Music is available via the Amazon Music app on iOS, Android, Fire devices, Amazon Echo, or on the Web at www.primemusic.com—plus tracks are available for offline listening. In addition, the Amazon Music app for Android supports Android Auto, allowing drivers to play favorite tracks from Prime Music using an elegant, car-optimized interface.
About Amazon Music
Prime members in the U.S. can listen to more than one million songs, over a thousand Prime Playlists and hundreds of Prime Stations available ad-free on Prime Music at no additional cost to their membership. Prime Music can be accessed through the Amazon Music app on Fire devices, Amazon Echo, iPads, iPhones, Android devices, laptops or online at www.primemusic.com, with tracks available to download for anytime, anywhere listening. Eligible customers who are not already Prime members can try Prime Music with a 30-day free trial by visiting www.amazon.com/prime.
Prime members and customers also have access to tens of millions of tracks to purchase and download in MP3 format in the Amazon Music store www.amazon.com/digitalmusic.
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