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Amazon music unlimited implements subscription price

What To Know

  • As initially observed by The Hollywood Reporter, Amazon’s Music Unlimited Individual Plan for Prime members is climbing from $9 to $10 monthly, or from $89 to $99 annually.
  • Essentially, the prices for Prime members have surged from $8 per month to $10 per month within just over a year, resulting in a substantial change given the short span.
  • YouTube Premium jumped from $12 to $14 per month, Tidal experienced an increase, Apple Music and Apple TV+ saw their prices adjusted upward, Spotify elevated from $10 to $11 per month, and this is merely the beginning.
  • In an ideal world, a portion of the additional revenue from these price hikes would be directed to the individuals who create the content that fills these platforms.

Amazon Music is once again making adjustments to its pricing strategy, leading to higher costs for Music Unlimited subscriptions. The recent price hike affects both Prime members and users of the family plan.

As initially observed by The Hollywood Reporter, Amazon’s Music Unlimited Individual Plan for Prime members is climbing from $9 to $10 monthly, or from $89 to $99 annually. Similarly, the Amazon Music Unlimited Family Plan is increasing from $16 to $17 per month, or from $159 to $169 per year.

These revised rates are effective immediately for new subscribers, while existing customers have a grace period until September 19 before the new prices take effect. Amazon’s rationale for the increase is tied to the goal of delivering “even more content and features.” A rather gracious sentiment, indeed.

However, this isn’t the first instance of Amazon raising Music Unlimited prices this year. In January, the costs were adjusted for students and those without Prime subscriptions.

Notably, Prime members experienced another price increase last year. Essentially, the prices for Prime members have surged from $8 per month to $10 per month within just over a year, resulting in a substantial change given the short span.

It’s important to note that Amazon Music isn’t alone in this trend of streamlining more funds from subscribers. Practically every well-known streaming service has been implementing price hikes over the past year.

YouTube Premium jumped from $12 to $14 per month, Tidal experienced an increase, Apple Music and Apple TV+ saw their prices adjusted upward, Spotify elevated from $10 to $11 per month, and this is merely the beginning.

Other platforms like Peacock, Paramount+, Hulu, and Max have all increased their prices, likely in a bid to incorporate the much-talked-about new content and features.

In a related context, Amazon Music Unlimited compensates artists approximately $5,000 for every million streams—a rate consistent with Apple Music and Spotify. In an ideal world, a portion of the additional revenue from these price hikes would be directed to the individuals who create the content that fills these platforms. However, reality doesn’t quite align with this ideal scenario.

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