Learn fascinating Amazon Music statistics about: Amazon Music user/subscriber numbers Amazon Music revenue Amazon Music market share & growth In which country is Amazon Music the most popular How much Amazon Music pays to an artist on average Evolution of Amazon Music: In 2008, Amazon launched Amazon MP3, a digital music store for purchasing MP3 files to rival iTunes. Six years after, in 2014, Amazon started offering music streaming to Amazon Prime users without extra cost. In 2016, Amazon Prime music streaming formed a separate music service called Amazon Music Unlimited. Service is discounted for Prime users to this day. Today, Amazon Music is one of the biggest music streaming services, getting really close to Apple Music and YouTube Music in terms of market share. Contents: Key Amazon Music Statistics Amazon Music user numbers Amazon Music revenue Amazon Music market share In which country is Amazon Music the most popular How much Amazon Music pays to an artist on average? Key Amazon Music Statistics Amazon Music service has around 82,2 million users. Amazon Music has more than 48.3 million US listeners. Amazon Music grew 114.6% in 2019-2022. 46% of US music purchases were on Amazon Music. iPhone users in Great Britain spend the most money on Amazon Music out of all music streaming services. Amazon Music generates the 2nd largest revenue in Japan among music streaming services. Amazon Music has a 13.3% market share, second only to Apple Music and Spotify. Amazon Music Unlimited offers access to 90 million songs. Amazon Music User Statistics See the latest numbers on Amazon Music user count, year-by-year growth, and what drives the sales of Amazon Music subscriptions. How many people use Amazon Music? Amazon Music streaming service has around 82.2 million users. This is the latest global data available from Q2 2022. Amazon Music subscriber numbers have grown 14.1 million compared to previous year. Here’s a table of Amazon Music subscriber numbers per year: YearAmazon Musicnumber of users202282.2 million202168.1 million202056 million201938.3 millionSource: MIDiA In 2021 the music streaming service had under 70 million users. 2021 user numbers Amazon Music US user numbers Amazon Music has more than 48.3 million US listeners. In 2018, Amazon Music had 30.4 million US listeners (Statista). Here’s a breakdown of American Amazon Music listeners by year: YearUS Amazon Music listeners201724.5 million201830.4 million201936.3 million202042.2 million202148.1 million202252.6 millionStatista did the forecast based on user count growth from 2017 to 2020. Amazon Music user growth Amazon Music user count has risen by 114.6% from 2019 to 2022. Amazon Music more than doubled its subscription count. And it’s not shoing any signs of slowing down. YearUser growthAdded users202220.7%14.1 million202121.6%12.1 million202046.2%17.7 millionSource: MIDiA The 3-month free trial period of Amazon Music HD might’ve contributed to the increase in user count. In 2020, Amazon Music more than doubled its user base in these countries: UK USA Germany Japan France Italy Mexico Spain Source: (Techcrunch) Amazon Music’s estimated year by year growth in the US is 5.3% (Emarketer). Amazon Music Demographics & Usage 18% of Japanese users aged 30 to 39 use Amazon Music. This is the data from a survey conducted in December 2020 (Statista 2). Japanese males are more likely to use Amazon Music than females. A survey from December 2020 took 2447 respondents. Of them, around 20% of males confirmed they were using Amazon Music, whereas only about 13.5% of females said the same (Statista 3). 45% of all new UK users subscribed to Amazon Music in the last 3 months of 2021. Nearly half of all new UK users subscribing to music streaming services have chosen Amazon Music. They did so through Amazon Prime Video or Amazon Unlimited subscriptions, which offer discounted prices. Spotify gained 21% of new UK subscribers in the same time period (Mediatel). 46% of US users who bought digital music or streaming service subscription have done so through Amazon Music. The data represents the period of the last 12 months (Statista 4). People buying Amazon Echo smart speakers are likely to subscribe to Amazon Music. Likewise, growing Amazon Music subscriptions help Amazon boost the sales of Echo devices (SeekingAlpha). Amazon Music was the second most used music streaming service in Spain in Q4 2021. That represents a 28% market share. The biggest is Spotify, having close to 80% of all market share in Spain (Statista 5). Amazon Music Revenue Learn about monthly and yearly revenues from various countries. Unfortunately, Apple doesn’t disclose the numbers for the US. Amazon Music earned a total of $27,62 million from Japanese customers in 2021. From January 2021 to December 2021, monthly app revenue in Japan was steadily increasing, starting at $1.72 million (January) and reaching $2.78 million by the end of the year (Statista 6). In Japan, Amazon Music is the second biggest music streaming service in terms of revenue. It’s only bested by LINE Music, which generated $154 million in revenue in 2021 (Statista 7). Amazon Music surpassed $50 million in revenue from App Store in March 2019. That’s the total revenue from the App Store from the creation of Amazon Music to March 2019. According to Sensor Tower’s estimates, from March 2018 to March 2019, iOS user spending increased by 572%. In March 2018, iOS users spent $1.1 million, whereas, in March 2019, the number got around $7.4 million. That’s 6.7 times more (SensorTower). iPhone users in Great Britain spend the most money on Amazon Music out of all music streaming services. Data from February 2022 suggests that Amazon Music generated $623 thousand in revenue from iPhones in Great Britain. With over $413 thousand, YouTube Music had the second-biggest monthly revenue (Statista 8). iPhone users in Italy spent close to $46 thousand in Amazon Music in February 2022. That puts Amazon Music in second place, only bested by YouTube Music, which generated around $50 thousand in revenue (Statista 9). iPhone users from Germany generated around $7.3 million in monthly revenue (February 2022) in the Amazon Music app. Deezer was second with $1.8 million, followed by YouTube Music with $154 thousand (Statista 10). Amazon Music Market Share Amazon Music has 13.3% market share and is the 3rd most popular music streaming service in the world. Based on data from Q2 2022, Amazon Music has a 13.3% market share (MIDiA). Here’s a table of Amazon Music market share per year and comparison with Apple Music and Spotify: YearAmazon Musicmarket shareApple Musicmarket shareSpotifymarket share202213.3%13.7%30.5%202113%15%31%202011%18%32%201913%18%36%Source: MIDiA, Music Subscriber Market Shares What is the difference between all 4 Amazon Music versions? Amazon Music Free works without entering your credit card info and is limited to a selected number of songs. You get to watch ads and have a limited number of skips. Amazon Music Single-Device plan comes with Amazon’s Echo or Fire TV devices and only allows you to stream music via their smart speakers. Price: $4.99 per month. Amazon Music Prime comes with Prime membership at no extra cost, has unlimited skips, and is ad-free. However, you only get access to 2 million songs. Price: $14.99 per month or $139 per year (the Prime membership cost). Amazon Music Unlimited is the highest tier subscription with access to 90 million songs, HD and Ultra HD quality off-charge, Spatial Audio feature, and millions of podcasts. Price: $8.99 per month for Prime members or $89 per year. Or $9.99 for non-Prime users. Amazon Music Music Stats How many songs Amazon Music offers with various subscription plans What streaming audio quality Amazon Music offers How much it pays to artists per stream How many songs does Amazon Music offer? Amazon Music Unlimited offers access to 90 million songs. 90 million songs Apple Music 90 million songs Deezer 90 million songs Amazon Music 82 million songs Spotify 80 million songs TIDAL 60 million songs YouTube Music 30 million songs Tencent Music 10 million songs NetEase That’s on par with Apple Music and Deezer. However, you only get access to a music library of 75 million songs in some regions. Amazon Music is only available in 49 countries worldwide. That’s far behind the competition like Apple Music, which provides its services in 167 countries. And even within those 49 countries, not all can access Prime or Free subscriptions. Their only option is an Unlimited plan (Amazon 2). How does Amazon Music compare to other streaming services? Amazon Music Unlimited offers Hi-Fi sound quality without charging extra. Apple Music is taking a similar approach, but its service isn’t operating yet. Amazon Music provides 3 tiers of audio quality. Standard: Lossy compressed audio (320kbps) High definition: CD quality (850kbps) Ultra High Definition: Master quality (3730kbps, 24-bit/192kHz) Amazon Music doesn’t charge extra for its HD and Ultra HD service. What are the most popular playlists on Amazon Music? The most followed playlist on Amazon Music in the USA is “Country Heat.” The second one is “Mellow 70’s Gold.” The third is “All Hits.” Source: Amazon How much does Amazon Music pay per stream? Amazon Music pays $0,004 on average per stream to an artist. That puts it neck to neck with Spotify and among the least-paying music streaming services. In comparison, Napster pays $0,019 per stream, which is 4.75 times higher (Routenote 2). Amazon Music is popular in Japan In January 2021, 726 thousand Japanese users downloaded the Amazon Music app. In December 2021, the app was downloaded “only” 489.800 times (Statista 11). Amazon Music is Japan’s most popular music streaming app, with 6.42 million downloads in 2021. That’s followed by Spotify and Pokekara, both reaching over 5 million downloads in 2021 (Statista 12). How popular is Amazon Music worldwide? Amazon Music was the 5th most searched music streaming platform worldwide in 2020. Searches by music platform: Spotify 26 million Soundcloud 13.6 million YouTube Music 10.71 million Deezer 2.65 million Amazon Music 2.25 million Gaana 1.39 million iHeartRadio 1.25 million Apple Music 1.21 million Tidal 0.99 million Google Play Music 0.93 million People searched for “Amazon Music” 2.25 million times per month on average. Surprisingly, more people search for “Deezer” (2.65 million times) despite having more than 10 times lower market share compared to Amazon Music. The most searched music streaming platform in 2020 was Spotify, with 26 million monthly searches (Statista 13). Amazon spent $13 billion on TV shows, movies, and music content in 2021. That’s 18% more compared to 2020 (Statista 14). Read more on music streaming services: TIDAL statistics Pandora users SoundCloud Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Is Amazon Music as good as Spotify? In general, Amazon Music provides better sound quality, diverse subscription plans that cost less, and more music videos and live performances. On the other hand, Spotify offers better new music discovery and personalized playlists, is available in more countries, and doesn’t limit song collection when using an ad-supported version. How big is Amazon Music? Amazon Music is the 3rd largest music streaming services with over 80 million users. It’s smaller only to Apple Music and Spotify. Conclusion Amazon Music is another one of the major streaming services that don’t like talking about its stats in official reports. Nevertheless, we hope we found all the interesting statistics and fun facts about the Amazon Music you were looking for. Let us know if we missed any. Tell us what else you want to know about Amazon Music down in the comments. Sources: Expand sources Statista Statista 2 Statista 3 Statista 4 Statista 5 Statista 6 Statista 7 Statista 8 Statista 9 Statista 10 Statista 11 Statista 12 Statista 13 Statista 14 MIDiA Emarketer Techcrunch Mediatel SeekingAlpha SensorTower Routenote Routenote 2 Amazon Amazon 2 MIDiA, Music subscriber market shares 2022. Accessed Feb 14, 2023. Peter SusicPeter’s childhood interest in audio has grown into a full-blown quest to find the best headphones. He’s got many years of editor experience trying out numerous audiophile and consumer headphones. His words: “After many years, I can confidently say which ones are good and which ones are terrible.” Find his honest opinion in his reviews and guides.