About Amazon Music
Our History In Music
- June 1998
Amazon starts selling CDsAmazon opens its doors to music with its very first CDs.
- September 2007
MP3 StoreAmazon Music launches a download store offering the largest selection of DRM-free MP3s.
- March 2011
Cloud PlayerCloud Player securely stores customer’s music in the cloud to play on Android, Mac, or PC devices.
- January 2013
AutoRipFree MP3 versions of eligible CDs (and later vinyl) purchased from Amazon instantly added to customer libraries.
- June 2014
Prime MusicPrime Music launches, giving Prime members ad-free access to over 2 million songs.
- October 2016
Amazon Music Unlimited launches, initially in the US
- September 2017
Alexa on mobileAlexa goes live within the Amazon Music mobile app in US, UK, and Germany.
- February 2018
Prime Music launches in India with AlexaAmazon.in launches Amazon Prime Music, giving access to tens of millions of songs included with Prime across major International and Indian music labels in over 10 local languages.
- November 2018
Artist FollowArtist Follow launches, connecting fans to the newest music from their favorite artists.
- April 2019
Free Streaming MusicCustomers yet to join Prime membership or subscribe to Amazon Music can now listen to an ad-supported selection of thousands of stations and top playlists free from their favorite device.
- September 2019
Amazon Music HDAmazon Music launches high definition streaming with unlimited access to over 50M songs at more than double the bitrate of standard streaming services. Plus, millions of songs in Ultra HD at up to 10x the bitrate. The way music was intended to be heard.
Amazon Music offers unparalleled choice in music streaming access because we understand that different listeners have different needs.
Combining the convenience of streaming with all of the emotion, power, clarity and nuance of an original recording. Its the way you - the artist - intended fans to hear the music. Amazon Music HD offers our highest quality streaming audio with more than 50 million songs in HD (lossless CD-quality) and millions of tracks in Ultra HD (including Hi-Res tracks up to 24-bit, 192 kHz).
- HD - 16-bit / 44.1kHz audio with bitrates twice that of MP3
- Ultra HD - up to 24-bit / 192kHz audio with bitrates more than ten times higher than MP3
Our HD tier is currently available in US, UK, DE, and JP.
Unlimited access to more than 50 million songs, on-demand and always ad-free, with offline listening and unlimited skips. This tier has all the newest releases as well as thousands of programmed playlists and stations.
Included with a Prime membership is a selection of over 2 million hand-curated songs available on-demand as well as thousands of stations and top playlists. All ad-free.
Right out of the box with an Echo device, listeners can enjoy over 2 million songs in an ad-supported and station-based experience. Play a station based on any artist, song, album, genre, mood, or activity. Our ad-supported experience is currently available in US, UK, DE, FR, IT, ES, CA, AU, and MX.
Around The Globe
Country MTR Amazon Music Unlimited Amazon Music HD Amazon Music Prime Amazon Music Free Owned Music Localized Alexa Localized Browse Experience USA US Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes UK GB Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Germany DE Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Austria AT Yes - Yes - Yes Yes Yes Japan JP Yes Yes Yes - Yes Yes Yes France FR Yes - Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Italy IT Yes - Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Spain ES Yes - Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes India IN - - Yes* - - Yes Yes Australia AU Yes - Yes Yes - Yes Yes New Zealand NZ Yes - - - - Yes Yes Canada CA Yes - Yes Yes - Yes Yes Mexico MX Yes - Yes Yes - Yes Yes Ireland IE Yes - - - - Yes - Argentina AR Yes - - - - - - Belgium BE Yes - - - - - - Bolivia BO Yes - - - - - - Bulgaria BG Yes - - - - - - Chile CL Yes - - - - - - Colombia CO Yes - - - - - - Costa Rica CR Yes - - - - - - Cyprus CY Yes - - - - - - Czech Republic CZ Yes - - - - - - Dominican Republic DO Yes - - - - - - Ecuador EC Yes - - - - - - El Salvador SV Yes - - - - - - Estonia EE Yes - - - - - - Finland FI Yes - - - - - - Greece GR Yes - - - - - - Guatemala GT Yes - - - - - - Honduras HN Yes - - - - - - Hungary HU Yes - - - - - - Iceland IS Yes -- - - - - - Latvia LV Yes - - - - - - Liechtenstein LI Yes - - - - - - Lithuania LT Yes - - - - - - Luxembourg LU Yes - - - - - - Malta MT Yes - - - - - - Netherlands NL Yes - - - - - - Nicaragua NI Yes - - - - - - Panama PA Yes - - - - - - Paraguay PY Yes - - - - - - Peru PE Yes - - - - - - Poland PL Yes - - - - - - Portugal PT Yes - - - - - - Slovakia SK Yes - - - - - - Sweden SE Yes - - - - - - Uruguay UY Yes - - - - - -
Amazon Music offers song lyrics line-by-line while your music plays. Fans can even jump to a specific part in the song just by tapping on a lyric.
We license lyrics from both LyricFind and MusixMatch to power this experience. We also tie lyric data to our voice platform, so fan using Alexa device can search by lyrics just by asking “play the song that goes…”.
Always follow these guidelines when promoting Amazon Music in your marketing and communications.
The horizontal logo is our primary logo and should be used for most placements. As a last resort, use the stacked logo in placements where there is not enough room for this primary logo.
The stacked logo is a variation that should only be used in either square placements, or where there was not enough horizontal room for the primary logo to remain legible. Use very sparingly.
The horizontal logo is our primary logo and should be used for most placements. As a last resort, to using the stacked logo in placements where there is not enough room for this primary logo.
Minimum Size Requirements
The minimum height of the horizontal logo is 16px. The minimum height of the stacked logo is 22px.
The primary logo for use on light backgrounds is the Indigo logo on white. The black logo should be used when colors are limited to a one-color application. The white logo is first choice for use on dark backgrounds.
Incorrect Logo Usage
- Do not change the logo color variations.
- Do not capitalize the logo.
- Do not alter font weight.
- Do not use colors outside of these specs.
- Do not modify the location of the smile.
- Do not use the smile by itself.