Amazon is one of the world’s largest companies operating in the worlds of e-commerce, streaming entertainment, cloud computing provision, and artificial intelligence.
For the music industry, Amazon is a high priority retail partner for both physical and digital record sales, but also in streaming via its Amazon Music platform.
Amazon was founded in July 1994 by Jeff Bezos in Bellevue, Washington, USA.
To this day, Amazon’s HQ stands in Seattle, Washington, USA.
In 2014, Amazon acquired live-streaming platform Twitch for $970 million.
In 2020, during the Covid-19 pandemic, Jeff Bezos and Amazon came under fire from recorded music and music publishing representatives over the lack of music licensing on Twitch.Music Business Worldwide