Amazon Prime Gets Access To Universal Music Group Artists
September 29, 2015 at 11:43 AM (PT)
AMAZON has pacted with the UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP (UMG) to give its PRIME members in the U.S. and U.K. unlimited-listening access to UMG artists such as KATY PERRY, LUKE BRYAN, LANA DEL REY, MAROON 5, OF MONSTERS AND MEN, ARIANA GRANDE, THE WEEKND, ELLIE GOULDING, DRAKE, LORDE, JESSIE J and EMINEM, among others. In addition, a wide selection of popular Jazz and Classical albums from UNIVERSAL MUSIC artists will now be available.
“PRIME MUSIC has already become a top destination for streaming music in the U.S. and U.K., and we are thrilled today to make it even better by growing our selection with UNIVERSAL MUSIC artists,” AMAZON VP/Digital Music STEVE BOOM said. “From chart topping artists such as LADY GAGA to legendary musicians such as TOM PETTY and NIRVANA, we know our PRIME members will love listening to all the additional music that’s now available as part of their membership.”
“We are pleased to make a selection of our catalog available on PRIME MUSIC,” UMG Global Head of Digital Business FRANCIS KEELING said. “With AMAZON’s tremendous reach and consumer appeal, we are delighted to build on our relationship by making UNIVERSAL MUSIC’s world-class artists available to AMAZON PRIME members.”