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Amazon.com launches Prime Music, an ad-free streaming service
Amazon.com launches Prime Music, an ad-free streaming service

Amazon.com Inc. has joined the hotly contested online music streaming business by launching its own service that is free of ads but light on songs. Prime Music is available free for subscribers of Amazon Prime, the company's $99-a-year membership program that includes free two-day shipping, a digital books lending library and video streaming of movies and TV episodes. Amazon launched Prime Music on Thursday with more than 1 million songs from artists including Beyonce, Britney Spears, John Mayer, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna and Blake Shelton. Prime Music won't focus on getting the newest releases, and its music catalog is also relatively small compared with its streaming music...

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