SEATTLE – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Sep 16, 2020 –
Amazon Music today announced the launch of podcasts in the US, UK, Germany, and Japan, across all service levels at no additional charge. For the first time, customers will be able to stream the best podcasts they already know and love, as well as new original shows produced exclusively for Amazon Music and hosted by creators including DJ Khaled, Becky G, Will Smith, Dan Patrick and many more. Amazon Music customers can access podcasts in the Amazon Music app for iOS and Android, on Amazon Echo devices, and on music.amazon.com/podcasts.
The listening habits of our customers are constantly evolving and we know they rely on us to provide them with a rich experience rooted in music and entertainment, said Steve Boom, vice president of Amazon Music. With this launch, we offered customers even more forms of entertainment, while allowing creators to reach new audiences around the world, just like we have done with music streaming. Podcasts, coupled with our recent partnership with Twitch to bring live streaming into the app, make Amazon Music a premier destination for creators.
Popular shows such as Crime Junkie, What A Day, Radiolab, Revisionist History, Planet Money, Ear Hustle, Why won’t you go out with me? with Nicole Byer, and stuff you should know are available now, and millions of episodes of the best shows, and more are being added all the time. Amazon Music will also soon be the exclusive home of the music-meets-true-crime podcast, Disgraceland, a show exploring the criminal antics and connections of some of the world’s favorite musicians, from the Rolling Stones to Tupac. Disgracelands’ narrative storytelling highlights stories about murder and bad behavior, chronicling some of the craziest crime stories surrounding some of the most interesting and infamous pop stars. Disgraceland will arrive exclusively on Amazon Music in February 2021.
Partnering with Amazon Music allows me to really give my listeners what they’ve always been asking for – more Disgraceland content, said Jake Brennan, host of Disgraceland and co-founder of Double Elvis Productions. Through this partnership with Amazon Music, we have improved the future of the show for fans, expanding our content production to an always-weekly schedule, which will result in more episodes for listeners on a daily basis. more consistent. “
Amazon Music has also partnered with creators to produce original and exclusive podcasts. Soon, customers will be able to listen to The First One, a new audio experience brought to you by one of the 21st century’s most prolific hitmakers, DJ Khaled. Developed by Amazon Music and the Springhill Company, in The First One, the mogul and superstar will question his all-time favorite artists about the hits that made them iconic and ultimately legendary.
I record my podcast with the greatest musicians of all time, and with some of my best friends who also happen to be the most iconic artists on the planet, said DJ Khaled. Well, talk about fame, fortune, life and success. These stories are there to motivate you because everyone comes from somewhere, from the ordinary to the extraordinary. Before switching to another, you need to access “ The First One, ” only on Amazon Music.
A brand new multimedia podcast hosted and hosted by a superstar is also available on Amazon Music Becky g, with corresponding audio and video streaming on Amazon Musics Twitch Channel. Titled En la Sala, each week you are invited to join Becky G as she calls on some of the biggest names in music and entertainment, her familia and friends, to discuss Latinx pride, empowering women, LGBTQ + rights, relationships, politics, and sports, while unboxing the most important issues facing the Latinx community today. Developed by Amazon Music and Gema Productions, Becky G also dedicated each episode to a non-profit organization related to the theme of the week. With a charitable donation attached to each episode to be donated to organizations that directly impact the Latinx community in a positive way, Becky sets the standard for her guests and listeners, since En La Sala you can’t just talk about it – you’ve got to be on that too.
For me, my voice has always been more than just singing, it’s using it for the greater good and creating a destination for change, said Becky G. In quarantine, with so much time to consider the world behind us. surrounds it was like the perfect opportunity to open a new line of communication and pass it on, and I’m so grateful that Amazon Music and Gema contacted me with the opportunity to create this podcast. I’m excited to partner with Amazon Music so we can start having conversations about looking inside to see how we can all be better.
Broadcast legend Dan Patrick | and IMDb will soon be giving movie fanatics exclusive interviews with Hollywood’s biggest stars in its new show, That Scene with Dan Patrick. Produced in collaboration with IMDb, this new podcast will dissect memorable scenes from some of the biggest movies and TV series. And soon on Amazon Music and Audible, is a project of Jada Pinkett Smith and Will smith’s Westbrook Audio, a co-production with Audible.
With Amazon Music visual apps on mobile and web, customers will be able to discover new favorites with recommendations organized into major categories, graphics of popular podcasts, and access to trailers on show pages. Whether it’s listening on mobile, the web, or Echo devices with Alexa, Amazon Music makes it easy for customers to find, start, and continue listening to their favorite podcasts throughout the day. Only with Amazon Music can customers request the latest episode of their favorite show on Echo Auto during their morning commute, resume playing on their phone while training, and seamlessly switch to their Echo device. when they get home – simply by asking Alexa, with no additional connection or device binding required.
We are excited to provide customers with a convenient podcast listening experience that fits their lifestyle, said Kintan Brahmbhatt, Director of Podcasts for Amazon Music. Never before has listening to podcasts on the go, in the car or at home been easier. Our customers will be able to use the voice functionality they know and love with music, to now enjoy a superior podcast experience and discover a whole new selection of favorites.
Podcasts are now available to stream across all levels of Amazon Music at no additional cost, including free access to Echo, the web, and the Amazon Music mobile app. To learn more or to add your own podcast to Amazon Music, visit amazon.com/podcasts.
About Amazon Music
Amazon Music is reinventing listening to music by allowing customers to unlock millions of songs and thousands of selected playlists and stations with their voice. Amazon Music offers unlimited access to new releases and classic hits on iOS and Android mobile devices, PC, Mac, Echo, and Alexa devices, including Fire TV and more. With Amazon Music, Prime members have access to ad-free listening to 2 million songs at no additional cost to their subscription. Listeners can also take advantage of the premium subscription service, Amazon Music Unlimited, which provides access to over 60 million songs and the latest releases. And with Amazon Music HD, customers have access to the highest quality listening experience available, with over 60 million songs available in High Definition (HD), millions of songs in Ultra HD, and an online catalog. full expansion of 3D audio. Customers also have free access to an ad-supported selection of the best playlists and stations on Amazon Music. All levels of Amazon Music now offer a wide selection of podcasts at no additional cost and live streaming in partnership with Twitch. Engaging with music and culture has never been so natural, easy or fun. For more information visit amazonmusic.com or download the Amazon Music app.
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