Amazon wants you to use Prime Music, bolsters song catalog considerably

Amazon has announced it has added "hundreds of thousands of songs" to its recently launched Prime Music streaming service, along with "hundreds" of new Prime Playlists.

The company stated:

The newly-added selection includes songs from artists new to the Prime Music catalog, as well as additional tracks from artists already in the Prime Music catalog, 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, John Coltrane and many more.

Amazon's press release stated that the response to their Prime Music service, which launched on June 12 as a new perk for Amazon Prime subscribers, "has far exceeded our expectations" but didn't go into specifics. At the time of the launch, the company said that there were over a million songs available to stream from Prime Music. It also recently said that Amazon Prime itself had "tens of millions" of subscribers.

What do you think of Amazon adding a bunch of new music tracks to its Prime Music service? Is it worth the $99 a year price for Amazon Prime?

Source: Amazon

John Callaham

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