◎ Amazon music老闆（Steve Boom）今年早些時候，被問到是否會跟隨Spotify進入播客的步伐時不多談。但情況可能會很快改變，媒體新聞網站Desk聲稱，已經看到了從Amazon發給播客的一封電子郵件副本，並附有許可協議。
◎發給播客的電郵內容指出，Amazon Music和Audible將在各自的服務中添加播客，包括Amazon Music的免費套餐。同意添加您的內容，可以確保您的播客可以在Amazon Music超過5500萬客戶使用。
When we interviewed Amazon’s music boss Steve Boom earlier this year, we asked him if Amazon Music might follow Spotify’s push into podcasts. “I can’t talk much about it… we’ve been noting with interest how much time they’re spending on podcasting, but I don’t really have much to say on it,” he said.
That may change soon: media news site The Desk claims to have seen a copy of an email to podcasters from Amazon with a licensing agreement attached.
“Hello Podcaster, we’re excited to let you know that Amazon Music and Audible will be adding podcasts to our respective services, including Amazon Music’s free tier,” explains the email, which was republished by the website.
“Agreeing to add your content ensures your podcast(s) will be available to Amazon Music’s rapidly growing audience of over 55 million customers.”
Audible isn’t new to podcasts: it has commissioned a range of original shows already. But it’s a significant move for Amazon Music, and also potentially a big boost for podcast listening on the company’s Echo smart speakers.