Amazon Prime Music Gets Its Own Exclusive Content With Launch Of Amazon Acoustics

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Amazon is expanding its Prime Music service today with the launch of a new collection of exclusive acoustical recordings from a number of artists, both established and up-and-coming. At launch, there are just over 30 recordings being made available, which is accessible by way of the Amazon Music app on iOS, Android, Android Fire devices, Amazon’s connected speaker Echo, or online at the Prime Music website.

Included in the “Amazon Acoustics” collection are several artists performing covers of well-known songs, like Joshua Radin doing Cyndi Lauper’s “True Colors,” Surfer Blood doing Outkast’s “Hey Ya!,” Jessie Baylin doing Harry Nilsson’s “He Needs Me,” and Tokyo Police Club doing a version of their own, “Argentina (Part I) [Acoustic].” Other tracks include newly written songs, like Deer Tick’s “Grandfather Song,” which didn’t make the cut for its 2013 album but is now available as a part of this collection.

While Prime Music is one of the member-only benefits…

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