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Amazon Releases a Collection of Original Holiday Music Available Exclusively for Streaming on Prime Music with Indie for the Holidays

Indie for the Holidays features YACHT, Rogue Wave, Langhorne Slim, Tuxedo, Ivan & Alyosha, The LeeVees & Matisyahu, A Silent Film, Sondre Lerche & Jherek Bischoff and more singing newly-written or recorded holiday songs

Prime members have unlimited ad-free access to stream or download songs on Indie for the Holidays at no additional cost to their membership

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 20, 2015-- (NASDAQ: AMZN) Making the most wonderful time of the year even more festive, Amazon today announced the availability of Indie for the Holidays, a new collection of holiday music exclusively available to stream on Prime Music and purchase on Amazon. Prime members in the U.S., U.K., Germany, Austria and Japan have unlimited ad-free access to newly-written or recorded holiday songs from artists including YACHT, Rogue Wave, Lisa Loeb, Langhorne Slim, Tuxedo, Ivan & Alyosha, The LeeVees & Matisyahu, A Silent Film, Sondre Lerche & Jherek Bischoff and many more. Prime members can listen to the new collection of holiday songs via the Amazon Music app on Fire devices, Amazon Echo, iPads, iPhones and Android phones and tablets, or on the Web at www.primemusic.com, with tracks available to download for anytime, anywhere listening. For more information on Indie for the Holidays, visit: www.amazon.com/indiefortheholidays

“We always want to deliver something special to our customers and Indie for the Holidays is the next great way we’re connecting customers with not only new, original holiday music but with amazing artists and bands that they may not have discovered yet,” stated Steve Boom, VP of Digital Music for Amazon. “We’re excited to follow last year’s popular All Is Bright holiday collection with songs from some of today’s best indie artists for customers to enjoy throughout the season.”

“It’s been a really fun, unique experience working with Amazon and I’m excited to be able to bring my song ‘Winter Time’ to Amazon Prime members and fans,” stated Dia Frampton from ARCHIS. “I wrote ‘Winter Time’ while reflecting on the over-glamorized idea of summer love—it is a song about what happens after the sun sets. Will you still love me through the good and the bad? Will you still love me when the winter time comes? I’m a hopeless romantic, and this song, hopefully, will feel hopeful and warm to everyone listening on Amazon.”

“After 29 years of living in Colorado I moved away, and found that during Christmas time I miss my family the most,” stated Esmé Patterson. “The song I wrote for Indie for the Holidays really captures that essence.”

"We’re thrilled to be a part of Amazon’s Indie for the Holidays playlist! We heard Elvis’ version of ‘O Little Town of Bethlehem’ and got really inspired. Our version of the song is meant to have a touch of any typical indoor tropical Christmas party in Stockholm—we hope Amazon’s Prime members will love it,” stated Amason.

“‘Birthday Boy’ is beautiful and one of my favorite songs,” stated Anna von Hausswolff. “When Amazon gave me the opportunity to put my own spin on it this year, I couldn’t resist. I hope everyone enjoys listening to it as much as I’ve enjoyed recording it.”

Newly-written songs:

  • A Silent Film—“Christmas at Our House”
  • ARCHIS—“Winter Time”
  • Bhi Bhiman—“Who’s Up There?”
  • Esmé Patterson—“If I”
  • Family of the Year—“NYE”
  • Fruit Bats—“Christmas with You”
  • Ivan & Alyosha—“Being Home For Christmas”
  • James Apollo—“Go Trim Another Tree”
  • Kill Hannah—“This Is Our December”
  • Lisa Loeb—“Champagne (I’m Ready)”
  • Moon Taxi—“It’s Only Christmas”
  • Oscar—“It’s Christmas Again”
  • Reverend Horton Heat—“Donuts in the Snow”
  • Robert Pollard (of Guided by Voices)—“What Begins on New Year’s Day”
  • Rogue Wave—“Christmastime”
  • Sondre Lerche & Jherek Bischoff—“Surviving Christmas”
  • The LeeVees & Matisyahu—“Outside of December”
  • Turin Brakes—“New Year’s Day”
  • Tuxedo—“Holiday Love”
  • YACHT—“Christmas Alone”

New renditions of holiday favorites:

  • Amason—“O Little Town of Bethlehem”
  • Anna von Hausswolff—“Birthday Boy”
  • Avid Dancer—“Jingle Bells”
  • Born Cages—“Ave Maria”
  • Langhorne Slim—“Deck The Halls (With Boughs of Holly)”
  • SOAK–“The Christmas Waltz”
  • Wild Child—“Silent Night”

Throughout the holiday season, Amazon will also be debuting official videos, including Front Row Live Holiday performances and one-on-one conversations with featured artists. More information on all the great artists on Indie for the Holidays can be found here: amazon.com/indiefortheholidays.

About Amazon Music

Prime Music offers Prime members unlimited ad-free access to more than one million songs, thousands of playlists and stations as part of their Prime membership. Prime Music can be accessed through the Amazon Music app on Fire devices, Amazon Echo, iPads, iPhones, Android devices, laptops or on the web at www.primemusic.com, with tracks available to download for anytime, anywhere listening. Prime members and customers also have access to tens of millions of tracks to purchase and download in MP3 format in the Amazon Music store at www.amazon.com/digitalmusic and can enjoy exclusive performances and artists interviews by visiting Amazon Front Row at www.amazon.com/frontrow.

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About Amazon

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