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Amazon expands Prime Music streaming service with the launch of ad-free Prime Stations and Lyrics in the UK

27/01/2016

Prime Music now offers hundreds of ad-free internet stations available to Prime members at no additional cost to their membership

X-Ray Lyrics also added to Prime Music, allowing customers to follow song lyrics as they listen  

Fleur East poses with a giant transistor radio in front of St. Paul’s Cathedral (London) to celebrate the launch of Prime Stations on Amazon’s Prime Music streaming service

Luxembourg, 27th January 2016: Amazon has today announced the addition of Prime Stations to its Prime Music streaming service, allowing Prime members unlimited access to hundreds of ad-free and personalised internet radio stations at no additional cost to their membership. Prime Stations is available through the Amazon Music App on iOS, Android, Kindle Fire HD/HDX, Mac, PC, and the web.

Whether it’s pop, rock, indie, classical, film scores, R&B or opera, Prime members just need to find a genre, artist or decade they like and hit ‘play’ to hear a continuous stream of music that can also be paused, replayed, or skipped without any restriction or interruption from ads. Listeners can hit ‘play’ on an artist station and enjoy some of their best tracks along with unlimited songs from similar artists. As listeners listen and give songs a thumbs up or thumbs down, each station will adapt to their music tastes meaning a completely bespoke experience for each listener.

“With Stations we’ve introduced another feature for Prime members to discover great music at no additional cost to their membership,” said Steve Bernstein, Director, EU Digital Music at Amazon. “Whether customers are on the move, at work or entertaining, there’s no shortage of choice with hundreds of Prime Music Stations to choose from. And with the skip, thumbs up and thumbs down functions, customers can take full control of their stations and adapt them to their music tastes.”

Another feature recently launched on Prime Music is X-Ray Lyrics. Available on Kindle, Fire TV, iOS and Android devices, X-Ray Lyrics lets Prime Music listeners seamlessly follow along to lyrics onscreen on tens of thousands of tracks while songs are playing.

Here are just a few of the hundreds of Prime Stations available:

80s Pop
90s Indie
All R&B
Ariana Grande
Bastille
Best of Prime Music
Blues Rock
Beyonce
Blur
Bruno Mars
Carrie Underwood
Charli XCX
Classic Indie
Coldplay
Dance Pop
Eagles
Easy Listening
Ella Henderson
Ellie Goulding
Eurythmics
Film Scores
Fleetwood Mac
Florence + The Machine
HAIM
Imagine Dragons
Instrumental Jazz
Iron Maiden
Jason Derulo
Jessie J
John Legend
Joni Mitchell
Kaiser Chiefs
Katy Perry
Kelly Clarkson
Kylie Minogue
Laura Marling
Little Mix
Marvin Gaye
Meghan Trainor
Missy Elliott
Modern Country
My Chemical Romance
Nicki Minaj
New Age
Of Monsters and Men
Olly Murs
One Direction
OneRepublic
Opera Music
Orchestral Classical
Passenger
Pop Classical
Reggae
Rita Ora
Ryan Adams
Selena Gomez
Sia
Simon & Garfunkel
Snow Patrol
The Beatles
The Maccabees
The Rolling Stones
The Vaccines
Top Hard Rock
Train
Usher
Vocal Jazz
Walk the Moon
ZZ Top

Stations and Lyrics join the Prime Music service just six months after its launch for UK Prime members in July 2015. Prime Music gives Prime members in the UK unlimited, ad-free access to over a million songs, hundreds of Prime Music Stations and hundreds of hand crafted playlists at no additional cost to their membership. Visit www.amazon.co.uk/primemusic for more information.

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Notes to Editors

About Amazon Music
Prime members in the U.K. can listen to more than one million songs and hundreds of Prime Playlists ad-free on Prime Music at no additional cost to their membership. Prime Music can be accessed through the Amazon Music app on Fire devices, iPads, iPhones, Android devices, laptops or online at www.amazon.co.uk/primemusic, with tracks available to download for anytime, anywhere listening. Eligible customers who are not already Prime members can try Prime Music with a 30-day free trial by visiting www.amazon.co.uk/prime.

Prime members and all Amazon.co.uk customers also have access to tens of millions of tracks to purchase and download in MP3 format in the Amazon Music store www.amazon.co.uk/digitalmusic.

About Prime
Amazon Prime is an annual membership programme for £79-a-year that offers customers unlimited One-Day Delivery on millions of items, unlimited streaming of more than 15,000 movies and TV episodes through Prime Video, unlimited streaming of more than one million songs with Prime Music, free secure, unlimited photo storage in Amazon Cloud Drive with Prime Photos, access to more than a million books to borrow with the Kindle Owners' Lending Library and 30-minute early access to Lightning Deals on Amazon.co.uk.

In addition, Prime members in selected London, Birmingham, Newcastle and Manchester are offered one-hour delivery on a selection of over ten thousand everyday essentials with the dedicated Prime Now mobile app. Prime Now customers can choose delivery within one hour of ordering for £6.99, or free delivery within a choice of two-hour, same-day delivery slots between 8am and midnight, seven days a week.

About Amazon
Amazon.com opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995. The company is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfilment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon.

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