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Amazon said to be launching Spotify, Apple Music competitor

Spotify, Apple Music competitor from Amazon will launch soon, sources say
By: Sean Ridgeley | Apps News | Posted: Jun 10, 2016 10:10 pm

Amazon is planning to launch a standalone music streaming subscription service late this summer or early autumn, according to two sources familiar with the matter. The service will cost $9.99 per month and will offer a competitive catalogue.

 

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The online shopping giant already offers a limited streaming music service to its Prime customers, and recently offered a monthly fee Prime option, so a full catalogue standalone service based on the subscription model would be a natural leap. With the success of Spotify and Apple Music (which collectively serve about 43 million subscribers and many more non-subscribers), it makes even more sense.

 

Although Amazon would enter the game a bit late, it has the clout and financial power to significantly alleviate that disadvantage.

NEWS SOURCES:Businessinsider.com

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