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Garth Brooks to Finally Stream Music, Plans GhostTunes Exit -

A selection of Garth Brooks' music is finally available for streaming exclusively on Amazon Music Unlimited, the digital music service launched last week by the online retail giant. The announcement follows the recent news that Brooks' 11th studio ...and more »

Now Amazon has a music exclusive, too: It's the only place to stream Garth Brooks - Recode

Last week, Amazon launched a new streaming music service and tried to differentiate itself from the competition by using lower prices. Now it's using Garth Brooks. Amazon Music Unlimited — the service Amazon sells for $10, $8 and $4 a month — will be ...and more »

Music Labels Finally Hear the Sweet Sound of Success - Wall Street Journal

The nearly 20-year depression in the music business is finally over. And while the likes of streaming services such as Spotify may have disrupted the industry, it is the long-suffering record labels who are eating their lunch. Global music sales grew 3 ...and more »

Amazon Is Actually Losing Money From Its New Music Service - Forbes

The major record labels are adamant about keeping the price of a music streaming subscription at $9.99 per month, regardless of the platform, so it was a great surprise last week when Amazon announced that its new Amazon Music Unlimited service was ...and more »

Garth Brooks Is the Reason to Get Amazon's New Streaming Service - SPIN

Every streaming service needs catnip to lure subscribers, and locking down the exclusive rights to superstars' catalogues is a textbook power play in the streaming wars. For some services (TIDAL's hold on Neil Young and Prince, for example) it's the ...and more »

Amazon Music signs exclusive deal with Garth Brooks for country legend's streaming debut - GeekWire

(Photo via Amazon's got friends in low places, apparently. The company's new service, Amazon Music Unlimited, added several Garth Brooks albums to its catalog, marking the first time the country star has offered his music on a ...and more »

From Sony to Spotify: What the Music Industry Can Teach Banking About Survival - The Financial Brand

The music industry demonstrated that just because customers used to consume a product or service in one way, doesn't mean that method will remain the preferred means of consumption forever. With the advent of the digital, on-demand culture, customers ...and more »

Music Streaming Showdown: Amazon Music Unlimited vs. Spotify - TIME

I'm a longtime user of Spotify, a streaming music service that, for about $10 a month, offers unlimited access to a music catalog of some 30 million songs. I've gone so far as to delete my gigabyte-upon-gigabyte collection of music from my computer and ...and more »

Spotify vs. Amazon Music Unlimited - New Atlas

Last week, Amazon announced a dramatically expanded music streaming service that opened up a catalog of "tens of millions" of songs to subscribers, putting itself on the same playing field as other music streaming services like iTunes, Google Play and ...and more »

Music streaming services 'too expensive for many non-subscribers' - BBC News

Almost half of the people who do not currently subscribe to music streaming services think they are too expensive, a survey suggests. The poll suggests services like Spotify and Apple Music should "experiment with pricing" to woo the 90% of the British ...and more »