Amazon expands prime music selection

Amazon has added hundreds of thousands of songs and hundreds of new, expert-programmed Prime Playlists to its Prime Music catalog.

The newly added selection includes songs from artists new to the Prime Music catalog, as well as additional tracks from artists already in it, such as David Guetta, Al Green, Miles Davis, Kendrick Lamar, Linkin Park, Shakira, Deadmau5, Ella Fitzgerald, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Neil Young, DJ Snake & Lil Jon, Young the Giant, A$AP Rocky, Elvis, Oasis, Kacey Musgraves, Ray Charles, Panic! at the Disco, Wyclef Jean, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Skrillex and John Coltrane.

Meanwhile, Prime Playlists include “Upbeat Indie Vibes,” “Electronic Beats for Work,” “Rainy Day Jazz,” “Jack White and More,” “Bass Drops and Fist-Pumps” and “Justin Timberlake’s Top Songs.”

“The response we’ve had to Prime Music has far exceeded our expectations and we’re excited to make Prime Music even more valuable for Prime members,” said Steve Boom, VP of digital music for Amazon. “Prime Music was introduced just a little more than a month ago and we’ve already significantly expanded the Prime Music catalog. Prime members have been telling us how much they love Prime Playlists, so we’re also pleased to offer hundreds of great new playlists to make it easier to enjoy the best of Prime Music.”

Prime Music launched on June 12, giving millions of U.S. Prime members unlimited, ad-free access to more than a million songs at no additional cost to their membership. Prime Music is the latest benefit of Amazon Prime and joins unlimited Free Two-Day Shipping on more than 20 million items, unlimited streaming of tens of thousands of popular movies and TV episodes through Prime Instant Video and access to more than 500,000 books to borrow for free with the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library.



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