Amazon introduced Prime Music on June 12 and on Monday, after the service was live for a full business week, Amazon revealed some of the stats from its service. The ever-vague company said that its Prime customers streamed “millions of songs” and listened to “millions of hours of music,” and the firm said it’s already pleased with the progress of its fledgling music service.
“Prime members across the country have been rockin’ out this week, exceeding our expectations for how well this new benefit would be received,” Amazon Digital Music vice president Steve Boom said. “We’re looking forward to continuing to add new artists, albums and playlists.” The number one song of the week was “Timber” from Pitbull and Kesha, followed by John Legend’s “All of Me” and Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky.” The top playlist was “50 Great Epic Classic Rock Songs,” followed by “Pop to Make You Feel Better.”
Amazon’s Prime music is another bonus for Prime members, though it does still lack the robust library offerings that Spotify, Rdio, Google Play All Access Music and other competing streaming services have. Members are also limited to songs that are more than 6 months old, per Amazon’s contracts with record studios.
Hit the press release below for more information on the top playlists and songs.
Prime Music Rocks First Week: Prime Members Stream Tens of Millions of Songs for Free
Following the June 12 launch of Prime Music, Prime members in the U.S. have streamed millions of hours of music and added more than a million Prime Playlists to their music librariesSEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jun. 23, 2014– (NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today announced that in the week following the introduction of Prime Music, Prime members streamed tens of millions of songs—that’s millions of hours of music—and added tens of millions of songs and more than a million Prime Playlists to their music libraries, for free. Prime Music launched on June 12, giving millions of U.S. Prime members unlimited, ad-free access to over a million songs at no additional cost to their membership. Prime Music is the latest benefit of Amazon Prime and joins unlimitedFree 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.“Prime members across the country have been rockin’ out this week, exceeding our expectations for how well this new benefit would be received,” said Steve Boom, VP of Digital Music for Amazon. “We’re humbled and thrilled to see just how enthusiastically customers have responded to this service. We’re looking forward to continuing to add new artists, albums and playlists so we can keep Prime members singing, dancing, driving, working out and rocking to their favorite music.”
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Here’s what Amazon customers are saying about Prime Music:
“So many great songs. Think my Prime Membership just paid for itself! Now I just have to get all my mobile devices loaded up!”
“Love it. It’s awesome! I’m always listening to it. You really can’t go wrong with Bruno Mars, JT, Ceelo, etc. It will make you want to dance.”
“I am so thrilled about Amazon Prime Music. This is a fantastic benefit of membership. My computer and iPad are always on Amazon and now I can shop, read, and listen to music. It feels like Christmas—Thanks Amazon!!”
“This is totally awesome! Thanks so much for adding this to Prime! Great selection of music, couldn’t ask for more! I love it.”
“I just listen to the radio ALL the time. Now, I’m thinking with Amazon Prime Music I’ll just play it in my car instead of listening to the same pop songs over and over and ooooover again on the radio.”
“Amazon Prime, you had me at streaming video and free 2 day delivery…and you add this to the mix!! This is fantastic.”
“Prime membership is so worth the cost. I shop mostly online on Amazon and use the Smile feature so my favorite charity gets some cash too. This is an amazing deal. THANK YOU AMAZON!”
“As a disabled person who does most of my shopping from home, ends up watching a lot of TV and movies at home, and is on a teeny budget…this is absolutely the coolest thing to happen in a long, long time!! :) Wow—I am so glad I kept my Prime membership and will absolutely recommend the whole package to all of my friends and family! Thank you for this great store and… well, more! :)”
“Prime Music makes my Prime membership so much better! Amazon’s big data team did a great job to understand my music taste.”
“That is fantastic!!!!!! Prime means more right now! I will recommend Amazon to my friends! Wow still cannot believe it is true!”
“I am so excited about Amazon Prime Music! I can’t wait to see what else Amazon comes up with! Well worth being a Prime Member!”
Prime members in the U.S. can listen to Prime Music at www.primemusic.com, and on Kindle Fire HD/HDX, iOS, Android, PC, and Mac. Eligible customers who are not already Prime members can try Prime Music with a 30-day free trial of Amazon Prime by visiting www.amazon.com/prime.
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