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Amazon adds hundreds of thousands of tracks to Prime Music catalog

Amazon Prime music gets hundreds of thousands more tracks in its catalog, but many of them are from older artists
By: Shane McGlaun | Business, Financial & Legal News | Posted: Jul 24, 2014 5:04 pm

Amazon is doing very well with its Prime service that offers free and discounted shipping on thousands of items on its website. Amazon also offers Prime subscribers access to streaming video and recently added free music streaming to the mix.




Amazon has announced that it has now added hundreds of thousands more songs to its music library to address one of its main drawbacks at launch. When Prime Music launched it lacked song selection and a mix of current hits. The expanded offerings include artists new to Prime music and additional tracks from artists already available.


Among the new artists added to the catalog are David Guetta, Al Green, Miles Davis, Kendrick Lamar, Linkin Park, Shakira, Deadmau5, Ella Fitzgerald, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Neil Young, DJ Snake & Lil Jon, Young the Giant, A$AP Rocky, Elvis, Oasis, Kacey Musgraves, Ray Charles, Panic! at the Disco, Wyclef Jean, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Skrillex, and John Coltrane among others. Many of those aren't exactly current, but more music is a good thing. Amazon still has no deal in place with Universal, which is the home of some of the most popular artists of today.


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