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NEWS: TECHNOLOGY

Create, Add To Playlists With Your Voice On Amazon Music

Create, Add To Playlists With Your Voice On Amazon Music

Amazon Music users can now tell Alexa to create a new playlist or add a song  to an  existing playlist with just their voice.  While listening to Amazon Music on an Alexa-enabled device users can now say:    “Alexa, add this song to my playlist” “Alexa, add this to my playlist” “Alexa, add this to my ‘Studying’ playlist” “Alexa, create a ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Amazon Abandons North American Ticketing Plans (For Now)

Amazon Abandons North American Ticketing Plans (For Now)

While it earned a lot of attention over this past summer after its plan to disrupt ticketing in the U.S. was revealed over the summer, Amazon appears to be all giving up on the ticketing platform, at least for the time being. Guest post by Dave Brooks of Amplify Amazon garnered big headlines this summer when stories began ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Amazon Is Now 3rd Largest Subscription Music Service In The World [Mark Mulligan, MIDiA]

Amazon Is Now 3rd Largest Subscription Music Service In The World [Mark Mulligan, MIDiA]

Amazon is now the 3rd largest paid music subscription service in the world, according to a new MIDiA analysis. Their just published report looks at Amazon’s streaming music strategy and how this fits within the wider competitive landscape. Some highlights from MIDiA analyst Mark Mulligan: Back in the days when online music meant online CD sales, Amazon ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Amazon Is Eyeing U.S. Ticketing Business

Amazon Is Eyeing U.S. Ticketing Business

Amazon is reportedly seeking to become a source for event tickets in a move that may challenge Ticketmaster's dominance of the ticketing business.  According to Reuters, Amazon sees the U.S. ticketing market as a “ripe" field for business development by the e-commerce giant, driven by consumer dislike of ticket fees and venue owners and sports leagues who ...

NEWS: TRENDS

Amazon Is Now 3rd Largest Music Subscription Service [Mark Mulligan]

Amazon Is Now 3rd Largest Music Subscription Service [Mark Mulligan]

Although it has often been overshadowed in the competitive world of music streaming, Amazon seems to be stepping into the light, with recent data showing Amazon music to be the second most widely used streaming app, and is the third largest subscription service globally. Guest post by Mark Mulligan of MIDiA and the Music Industry Blog At MIDiA we have ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Reddit, Amazon Push For July 12 'Day Of Action' To Protest Killing Of Net Neutrality

Reddit, Amazon Push For July 12 'Day Of Action' To Protest Killing Of Net Neutrality

Although Google and Netflix have both abandoned their defense of net neutrality, other also major internet companies are planning to come together in a 'Day of Action' on July 12th to protest what would seem to be the inevitable dismantling of the popular consumer supporting legislation. Guest post by Karl Bode of Techdirt So as we've been noting, ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Amazon Prime Live Events, More Than Just Gigs For Old People [Mark Mulligan]

Amazon Prime Live Events, More Than Just Gigs For Old People [Mark Mulligan]

Although Amazon's 'Prime Live Events' have been critiqued for being an 'iTunes Festival for old people', the small-scale gigs by these heritage acts actually represents some clever strategy on the part of Amazon, as it looks to mix of the live/streaming game in a crowded industry. Guest post by Mark Mulligan of Music Industry Blog Amazon has announced ...

NEWS: WEBSITE

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Support All About Jazz Through Amazon, Ticketfly, HDTracks, TicketWeb and more!

A simple way to support All About Jazz and Jazz Near You If you shop at Amazon, Ticketfly, HDTracks, iTunes, CD Universe, HiFiMan, Brown Paper Tickets, JazzPosters, TicketWeb, Ticketmaster, World Wide Stereo or Sheet Music Plus please initiate your purchase from All About Jazz. When you do, All About Jazz will receive a sales commission. Commission sales are ...