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Amazon Prime Members: You'll Soon Be Able To Stream Music

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    Amazon Prime members: You'll soon be able to stream music... that's 6 months old | VentureBeat | Media | by Kia Kokalitcheva (click for full article)

    by Kia Kokalitcheva - May 29, 2014


    -- As if yesterday’s Apple-Beats deal confirmation wasn’t enough news in the land of music streaming, Amazon will apparently be launching a music streaming service of its own.


    As a service part of its Prime membership offerings, it will offer music as new as six-month-old releases and launch in June or July, according a BuzzFeed report.


    The music service, the official name of which is still unknown, will make available a large collection of songs through deals Amazon has signed with music labels. But not everything will be included, unlike Spotify’s pitch to consumers that it carries “all the world’s music” in one hub.


    Amazon has reportedly already signed deals with two of the three major record labels (Sony Music Entertainment and Warner Music Group) and several independent labels, though the status of the third label is currently unknown. Amazon will be picking which songs and albums to stream from the ones available to it based on data from its other music and media offerings. This is also similar to the deal Amazon signed with HBO last month, making older HBO shows available to Amazon to cherry-pick for its video service.


    See more at: Amazon Prime members: You'll soon be able to stream music... that's 6 months old | VentureBeat | Media | by Kia Kokalitcheva
     

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