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Amazon Music Goes Ad-Free on Select Podcasts for Prime Members

As Amazon Music seeks to gain a competitive edge over rival music and podcast platforms, the audio streamer is sweetening the deal for Prime members by including ad-free podcast listening as a member perk and increasing its library of music from 2 million to 100 million songs, available on shuffle mode for members without Amazon […]

Amazon Music Inks Star YouTube Podcaster MrBallen to Exclusive Content Deal

John Allen, the former Navy SEAL and rising podcast star known as MrBallen, has struck a wide-reaching content deal with Amazon that will see his hit podcast become available exclusively on Amazon Music beginning on November 1. With Allen, Amazon will have another true-crime star in its growing stable of podcasts, which includes Jason Bateman, […]

JJ Redick’s ‘The Old Man and the Three’ Inks Distribution and Ad Sales Deal With Wondery, Amazon Music

JJ Redick’s ThreeFourTwo Productions has struck an exclusive ad sales and distribution deal with Wondery and Amazon Music for the company’s flagship podcast The Old Man and the Three. Beginning next week, new episodes of the popular basketball podcast will be available without ads on Wondery+, though the show will continue to be available on […]

Guy Raz Takes on the Celebrity Interview in New Podcast

As the host of the popular business podcast How I Built This, Guy Raz is used to having hours-long interviews with CEOs and entrepreneurs, coaxing out stories of the failures and successes that made his guests into the business heavyweights they are today. But for his next venture, Raz is turning his attention toward celebrities. […]

‘Morbid’ Podcast Network Inks Exclusive Ad Sales, Distribution Deal With Wondery, Amazon Music

Morbid Network, the podcast network behind Morbid: A True Crime Podcast, has struck an exclusive ad sales and one-week windowing deal with Wondery and Amazon Music, hosts Alaina Urquhart and Ashleigh Kelley said Thursday. Similar to other licensing deals Wondery and Amazon Music have inked with Exactly Right Media (My Favorite Murder), SmartLess and How I Built This, new episodes […]

Pineapple Street Studios Inks Four-Project Slate Deal With Amazon Music, Wondery (Exclusive)

Pineapple Street Studios, the podcast studio behind Missing Richard Simmons and Ronan Farrow’s Catch and Kill Podcast, has closed an exclusive slate deal with Amazon Music and Wondery for at least four new projects. The deal marks Amazon and Wondery’s first content slate deal with a podcast studio and will give the companies an exclusive distribution window to […]

NPR’s ‘How I Built This’ Strikes Licensing Deal With Amazon Music, Wondery (Exclusive)

NPR’s How I Built This podcast, hosted by Guy Raz, has struck an exclusive three-year licensing and ad deal with Amazon Music and Wondery, marking the first deal of this type Amazon and Wondery have made with an NPR podcast. New episodes of the show will drop one week early for Amazon Music, Amazon Prime and Wondery+ […]

Neil Young Touts Amazon Music Promotion After Spotify Exit

Neil Young is ready to leave Spotify in the past and bring his fans with him. Young fans will now be able to get a free four-month subscription to Amazon Music using a link created specifically for Young. The offer will be available for a week, beginning on Friday. “Amazon has been leading the pack […]

Wondery, Amazon Music Strike Licensing Deal With Tinkercast (Exclusive)

Wondery and Amazon Music have reached an exclusive licensing and ad sales deal with the family-oriented podcast company Tinkercast. Beginning in September and extending through 2022, Wondery and Amazon Music will have exclusive rights to new and existing podcasts from Tinkercast. The Amazon-owned companies will also have merchandising rights to Tinkercast’s products and will expand […]

Amazon Nabs Exclusive Rights to ‘SmartLess’ Podcast

Amazon on Tuesday acquired the exclusive rights to release new episodes of Jason Bateman, Will Arnett and Sean Hayes’ SmartLess podcast a week early on Amazon Music and on the subscription tier of Wondery, the podcast studio acquired by Amazon last year. The early releases will begin on August 1. Amazon will also have the rights […]