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Amazon to Compete Against Spotify, Apple Music

VP of Digital Music Steve Boom is leading the planning efforts for the subscription service
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LOS ANGELES�TheNew York Postis reporting that Amazon is planning �a full-blown subscription music service that would ape streaming music market leaders Spotify and Apple Music.� Amazon Vice President of Digital Music Steve Boom is leading the planning efforts for the subscription service.

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The new service will �feature a much more robust music selection than is now available via (Amazon) Prime,� according to the same article.

Amazon claims to be the biggest seller of physical music in the US and the No. 2 seller of digital music; but, like its rival Apple, Amazon is seeing an industry-wide decline in the digital track download business.

The Post is reporting that Amazon is discussing a $9.99-per-month fee for this streaming service. The company is prepping for a fall launch.

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