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Amazon music service tops 55 million subscribers

San Francisco: Amazon on Jan 22 stated that its streaming music service has gained greater than 55 million subscribers, closing in on Apple Music.

Amazon Music, nonetheless, nonetheless has an extended approach to go to catch as much as Spotify, which boasts 248 million customers, together with 113 million paid subscribers.

Amazon stated that its music service had a 12 months of “unbelievable development around the globe” that included a greater than 50% bounce within the variety of Prime service subscriber who pay to improve to an Limitless music choice.

“We’re proud to succeed in this unbelievable milestone,” stated Amazon Music vp Steve Increase.

“We have all the time been centered on increasing {the marketplace} for music streaming by providing music listener’s unparalleled alternative as a result of we all know that totally different listeners have totally different wants.”

Amazon Prime memberships costing US$119 (RM484) yearly in america embody entry to a library of some two million songs and free, quick deliveries of on-line purchases.

Amazon provides a number of streaming music subscription choices for individuals who are usually not Prime members.

Amazon Music has grown about 50% in Britain, Germany, Japan and america in the course of the previous 12 months, and is profitable listeners in newer markets corresponding to France, Italy, Mexico and Spain, based on the Seattle-based firm.

Apple’s streaming music service had greater than 60 million subscribers worldwide as of the center of final 12 months, based on varied estimates.

California-based Apple has made a precedence of promoting digital content material and providers to customers of its widespread units because it weans itself off dependence on iPhone gross sales for income.

Amazon, in the meantime, has relentlessly expanded its choices from books to e-commerce, cloud providers, streaming video and music, and extra. – AFP Relaxnews

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