Report: Amazon Prime music streaming service due in June/July


Amazon (AMZN) is set to launch a music streaming service for Prime subs that provides access to songs that are at least 6 months old, BuzzFeed reports.

Re/code reported in February Amazon is holding talks with studios about a music service, albeit while adding studios were balking at the company's demand for a major discount. Keeping new songs out of the library appears to be the compromise.

The report comes 24 hours after Apple announced it's buying Beats and its subscription streaming service, which currently has ~250K subs. Spotify, reportedly eying an IPO, dominates the market with 10M+ paid subs.

Amazon is only 2 months removed from hiking Prime's price by $20 to $99. Since then, the company has struck a Prime Instant Video streaming deal with HBO that will reportedly cost it $300M+ over 3 years.

Macquarie reported in January Amazon's Prime sub base has topped 20M.

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  • $vix
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    Amazon is a follower offering subpar content and products at premium prices.
    29 May 2014, 07:02 PM Reply Like
  • Budavar
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    ...and premium PER, to-day 480+
    Then we have AAPL, with a PER of 15+.

     

    Here is a fab calculation for $vix + all investors to consider.

     

    With AMZN's PER each share of APPL would be worth some $20,000,
    No kidding!
    But we can enter AAPL for only $636, a few $s more or less.

     

    Which is better?
    AMZN with borrowed talent, per chance in the future
    or
    AAPL with awesome in-house talent, NOW?

     

    You decide!

     

    P.S.
    YTD AMZN declined 21%.
    30 May 2014, 12:04 AM Reply Like
  • ispank
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    As summer approaching, consumers spending more money would be a great catalyst for Amazon's next quarter earnings reports.
    30 May 2014, 12:50 PM Reply Like
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