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Bezos set to expand empire to take on Spotify: sources

Bezos set to expand empire to take on Spotify: sources | Indie Music Plus | Scoop.it
Amazon is prepping a Spotify-killer, music sources tell The Post.

The e-commerce giant has held meetings in the past few weeks to discuss licensing tunes for a full-blown subscription music service that would ape streaming music market leaders Spotify and Apple Music, several sources confirmed.

The plan, still at an early stage, is the latest attempt by Amazon Chief Executive Jeff Bezos to become the premier distributor of entertainment content from books to TV and movies to music.

Amazon executives have been filling the proverbial cart this week with multimillion-dollar movie acquisitions at the Sundance Film Festival for its streaming video service.

Amazon is also prepping the company’s first-ever Super Bowl commercial, a $5 million spot starring Alec Baldwin, to promote its latest gadget, Echo, a speaker that responds to voice commands.

Amazon currently offers about 1 million songs to customers of its $99-per-year Prime shopping service. The planned stand-alone music streaming service would come with its own monthly fee.

Prime Music’s free offerings this week include such chart toppers as Panic! At the Disco and the Beatles, as well as playlists for yoga and warm-up sessions.

Amazon’s vice president of digital music, Steve Boom, is spearheading plans for the subscription service, sources said.

It will feature a much more robust music selection than is now available via Prime.

Amazon claims to be the biggest seller of physical music in the US and the No. 2 seller of digital music.

But like its rival Apple, Amazon is seeing an industry-wide decline in the digital track download business.



Artists might want to get behind Amazon’s planned streaming music efforts because “if I’m an artist and I want to reach fans of my music, and I recognize that people like to interact with music in different ways, we’re really the only place that touches all of the different formats,” Boom told Billboard in October.

Amazon is currently discussing a $9.99-per-month fee for its planned streaming service, sources tell The Post, although a discount $3- to $4-a-month price if bundled with Echo is also under consideration.

The company is prepping for a fall launch, one source told The Post.

“The music industry wants to see all the tech giants fighting it out to try and really take streaming to the mainstream,” one music industry insider said.

Amazon reports fourth-quarter results on Thursday.

E-commerce sales in the past 12 months were $71.8 billion, up 5.6 percent on the prior period, according to an eMarketer note out Wednesday.

Walmart is in second place with just $13.5 billion.

The measurement firm suggests Amazon’s video service will count 73.2 million subscribers by the end of the year.

Amazon didn’t immediately return a call for comment.
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Christopher Bell - Featured Artist - Indie Music Plus

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Christopher Bell is unique. He's a Cellist that tours about 4 months out of the year on his own. He says he plays anywhere...bars, cafes
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Jesse W. Johnson - Primal Scream - Single Review - Indie Music Plus

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Jesse W. Johnson has out done himself with his new EP Primal Scream. Extremely raw indie rock from the get go, I found myself interested and jamming...
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Musician sues Jay-Z’s Tidal and Google Play, says he was cheated of royalties

Musician sues Jay-Z’s Tidal and Google Play, says he was cheated of royalties | Indie Music Plus | Scoop.it
Online music streaming continues to be a messy, and litigious, business.
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Social Media Tips And Tricks To Grow Your E-Commerce Store

Social Media Tips And Tricks To Grow Your E-Commerce Store | Indie Music Plus | Scoop.it
Are You Running An ECommerce Business And Want To Make It Viral Then Use Social Media Medium. Read Out Social Media Tips And Tricks To Grow Your E-Commerce Store And Increase You Targeted Clients.
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HowtoDJFast.com - Pro DJ Mixing: Quick & Easy

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Go From A Total Beginner DJ To Mixing Like A Pro http://bit.ly/1k3ytM8 #RT

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Patrick Ames - Hold On - Single Review - Indie Music Plus

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Patrick Ames writes and performs music with a social conscience. The singer-songwriter explores life and country in suites of new songs that accent the...
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Music publisher to pay $14M in 'Happy Birthday' copyright suit

Music publisher to pay $14M in 'Happy Birthday' copyright suit | Indie Music Plus | Scoop.it

Music publisher Warner/Chappell Music will return $14 million in fees to settle a lawsuit that challenges its claim to 'Happy Birthday,' one of the world's best-known songs.

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We will give you a constructive yet positive review of your music when you purchase the "Reviews- Basic" package! Even more, we will post the review on our website for 6 months guaranteed! You will be guaranteed to be seen and heard on our blog because we promote it HARD!! We want people to hear and read our reviews so we promote our blog 24/7 which means if you have your music reviewed on the site you will have 24/7 promotion for only $7. Not bad right?

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2014 Roundup: Indo-jazz and Blues-Rock Delight Bangalore Fans

2014 Roundup: Indo-jazz and Blues-Rock Delight Bangalore Fans | Indie Music Plus | Scoop.it
As 2014 comes to a close, the jazz calendar in Bangalore comes to a climax with a range of outstanding acts at venues such as The B-Flat Bar! The featured bands include a number of local and intern…
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Which Comes First in Contemporary Music Technology: the Musician or the Machine? | Thump

Which Comes First in Contemporary Music Technology: the Musician or the Machine? | Thump | Indie Music Plus | Scoop.it

Shawn Rudiman, Gunnar Haslam, Erika, and more weigh in on the ever-evolving relationship between artists and their gear.

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AV Super Sunshine - Review - Indie Music Plus

AV Super Sunshine - Review - Indie Music Plus | Indie Music Plus | Scoop.it
For 15 years he made no music whatsoever. AV wears his heart firmly on his sleeve, as he recounts the missing portion of his life.”I got really sick, I didn’t realize how sick I was. I kind of hit bottom in 2009, and that’s when I was diagnosed with severe depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress syndrome and bi-polar disorder”. …
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Phillip Foxley - Featured Artist - Indie Music Plus

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It was only a short 4 years ago Phillip Foxley took up the guitar again and started writing music. He submitted some songs to a contest and...
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Styles&Complete at Rawkus on 04/16/2016 08:30 PM MDT

Styles&Complete at Rawkus on 04/16/2016 08:30 PM MDT | Indie Music Plus | Scoop.it
Styles & DJ Complete were both raised in Charlotte, NC. They both went to North Mecklenburg high school without even knowing each other . Styles got his start in music playing in bands in high sch
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Spotify's newest feature helps you find what the cool kids listen to

Spotify's newest feature helps you find what the cool kids listen to | Indie Music Plus | Scoop.it
Following up on the success of Discover Weekly, Spotify now has six new playlists designed to help you find new music
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Start Learning How To Play Drums NOW! Only $4.95!

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Learn How To Play Anything On The #Drums! http://bit.ly/1LPva2r #musicLessons

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Lionel Richie on 2016 MusiCares person of the year honor, music career

Lionel Richie on 2016 MusiCares person of the year honor, music career | Indie Music Plus | Scoop.it

Four-time Grammy-winning singer is being honored as the 2016 MusiCares person of the year

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The Morning Sea - Alexandra - Single Review - Indie Music Plus

The Morning Sea - Alexandra - Single Review - Indie Music Plus | Indie Music Plus | Scoop.it
One positive for me right in the first 20 seconds of the tune is how they are able to bring a horn section to life over a new modern rock feel, it truly adds a ton to the song right from the get go. The melodic structure of the instruments in particular the bass with …
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Modern Sons - Featured Artist - Indie Music Plus

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Modern Sons is an exciting modern rock band hailing from the great BIG state of Montana. I must admit, the guys in this band were a ton of fun...
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Apple Music hits 11 million subscribers: Why Spotify isn't worried

Apple Music hits 11 million subscribers: Why Spotify isn't worried | Indie Music Plus | Scoop.it
Apple Music breaks another record, but if investors were waiting for an industry upheaval, it hasn't happened. Spotify is still dominant and multiple business models have had success in the streaming music industry.
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Watch How Drugs Fueled and Ravaged Seventies Music in New RS Mini-Doc

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Check out how drugs impacted music in the early Seventies in the third installment of '1973: Shaping the Culture.'

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Apple Developing TV Series to Bolster Subscription Music Service

Apple Developing TV Series to Bolster Subscription Music Service | Indie Music Plus | Scoop.it

Apple Inc. is finally developing its first series, according to people familiar with the matter—as a way to bolster its subscription music service.

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Trademark - Featured Artist - Indie Music Plus

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If you like country you'll like Trademark. If you love rock, you'll love the Trademark band. If you're into country rock from...
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