Amazon Prime has signed a content deal for music with Zee Music Company for Amazon Prime Music. The financial details of this deal are not disclosed. This ad-free service will be part of Prime membership for new users.
Last year, this music service was made available to Amazon Echo Indian buyers, and it is now expected to have a launch.
Post this deal, Prime Music library in India will have about 450 film soundtracks in Hindi & regional languages like Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Punjabi, Bengali etc. Not just that it will also have 250 independent artists whose IPs are owned by Zee along with other Indian and International songs. Currently, Amazon Prime Music competes with other music platforms such as Gaana, Saavn, Apple Music, Hungama, Airtel’s Wynk etc.
Commenting on this development, Sahas Malhotra, Director, Amazon Music India stated that this partnership will strengthen Amazon Prime Music’s catalogue for its customers.
Meanwhile, Amazon Prime Video is upping the ante with every title. After enjoying the stupendous success with Inside Edge – its first ever Indian Original, the platform is gearing up for some interesting titles this year.
It tied up with Varun Thakur who created Shaitaan Haveli – a fun take on the 1980s B-grade horror films. You can read TheDigitalHash.com review here.
Breathe, starring R Madhavan, Sapna Pabbi and Amit Sadh, will release on January 26. TheDigitalHash.com has reported about its recently released trailer.
Amazon is aiming to become the one stop destination offering not just streamable content, but music too. Let’s wait and watch.