Amazon announces new Original children’s album, Dream Too Much from Evanescence lead vocalist Amy Lee

SEATTLE, 2016-Aug-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon today (Aug. 17, 2016) announced a new Amazon Original children’s album, Dream Too Much, from Amy Lee—the GRAMMY award-winning co-founder and lead vocalist of the rock band Evanescence. The album, which features 12 newly recorded songs, including seven originals and five popular covers, will be available for Prime members in the U.S., U.K., Germany, Austria and Japan starting on September 30 to exclusively stream and enjoy on Prime Music, at no additional cost to their membership. In addition, the album will be available for all customers to purchase and download in MP3 format in the U.S., U.K., Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Italy, Spain and Japan—pre-order for the digital album is available starting today www.amazon.com/dreamtoomuch.

Joining Amazon’s growing library of original children’s and family music exclusively streaming on Prime Music, Dream Too Much is a collection of 12 songs that encourage children and families to sing along together. Inspired by Lee’s son and her own musical upbringing, the album features guest appearances by several family members, including backing vocals by her siblings, and instrumentals by both her father and uncle. The album’s title track, “Dream Too Much,” is available today for all Amazon customers to enjoy in advance of the album’s release—customers who pre-order the digital album will automatically receive an MP3 download of the first single to enjoy. For more information, customers can visit www.amazon.com/dreamtoomuch.

“Our focus when developing originals is to provide unique collections that Prime members can’t find anywhere else,” said Steve Boom, VP of Digital Music for Amazon. “Amy Lee’s versatility as an award-winning rock vocalist gave us an opportunity to rethink traditional children’s music and create an album that can be enjoyed by every member of the family—we can’t wait for Prime members to listen.”

“This album is very personal to me. My husband and I had our first baby in 2014 and he has been the center of the inspiration for this children’s album,” said Amy Lee. “Every song on this album has a story – whether it’s an original for our son based on his favorite things or a song my dad used to sing to me when I was a little girl. I can’t begin to tell you how fulfilling this project has been and how proud I am to unveil it to listeners on Prime Music.”

The full track listing for Amy Lee’s Dream Too Much:

  • “Stand by Me”
  • “Dream Too Much”
  • “Bee and Duck”
  • “I’m Not Tired”
  • “Little Bird”
  • “Alice”
  • “Rubber Duckie”
  • “Hello, Goodbye”
  • “Donkey and Chicken”
  • “The End of the Book”
  • “If You’re a Star”
  • “Goodnight My Love”

Prime members can listen to the entire album at no additional cost to their membership on compatible devices that support Amazon Music, including Amazon Echo, Fire devices, iPads, iPhones, Android devices, Sonos Players, the Web and more—songs can also be downloaded for offline listening on mobile devices. To find out how to listen, visit http://www.amazon.com/howtolisten. In addition to exclusively streaming on Prime Music, and digital download availability, customers can also come to Amazon.com to purchase the physical CD of the album, Dream Too Much—physical pre-order is available today www.amazon.com/dreamtoomuch. A full-length video featuring animated interpretations of every songs is currently in the works and will premiere in the fall on Amazon Prime.

To watch a short video of Amy Lee discussing the album, visit: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KIZ5PHY

Prime members can listen to the album’s title track by visiting: www.amazon.com/dreamtoomuch

About Amazon Music
Prime Music offers Prime members unlimited ad-free access to more than a million songs and thousands of playlists and stations as part of their Prime membership. Prime members can listen to the entire collection at no additional cost to their membership on compatible devices that support Amazon Music, including Amazon Echo, Fire devices, iPads, iPhones, Android devices, Sonos Players, the Web and more, with tracks available to download for anytime, anywhere listening. To find out more on how to listen, visit www.amazon.com/howtolisten. 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.

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Amazon announces the release of album Novelties for the entire family

  • Amy Lee, Bob Schneider, Lisa Loeb and Recess Monkey are among artists set to release exclusive albums curated for kids and families
  • The new album from trio Recess Monkey, Novelties, is available today for Prime members to exclusively stream and enjoy

SEATTLE, 2016-Jun-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — (NASDAQ:AMZN)-Amazon today announced that customers and Prime members in the US, UK, Germany, Austria and Japan have access to new original music for the entire family with the release of the album Novelties from Recess Monkey. The latest album from the Seattle trio, Jack Forman, Drew Holloway and Korum Bischoff, features 14 fun songs like “Time to Make the Donuts,” “Sweaty Yeti” and “Chasing My Tail” that the entire family can sing along to and enjoy. Prime members can listen to Novelties on Prime Music at no additional cost to their membership on compatible devices, including Amazon Echo, Fire devices, iPads, iPhones, Android devices, Sonos players and more. To find out how to listen, visit http://www.amazon.com/howtolisten. In addition, Recess Monkey’s album is available for digital download or physical purchase on Amazon Music at www.amazon.com/Novelties-Recess-Monkey.

In addition to today’s release of Novelties, Prime members will soon be able to enjoy more never-heard-before original music for kids and families from artists such as Amy Lee, the lead vocalist of the multi-platinum band Evanescence, Bob Schneider, the former lead singer of The Ugly Americans, as well as the second original kid’s album from Lisa Loeb-Loeb’s first original album for Amazon, Nursery Rhyme Parade!, was released last year. New albums from Lee, Schneider and Loeb will become available later this year for streaming on Prime Music, as well as for digital download and physical purchase.

“Prime members have loved having a variety of music to listen to on Prime Music, including songs and albums just for kids and families,” stated Steve Boom, VP of Digital Music for Amazon. “We’re excited today to give our Prime members even more family-fun music with today’s release of Recess Monkey’s Novelties, and look forward to even more great family music from Bob Schneider, Amy Lee and Lisa Loeb this year.”

“Novelties is a really eclectic bunch of songs that each shine in their own crazy way, but come together in one madcap, high-energy assortment. Some of the titles and stories came directly from conversations with kids, while others were more fueled by the kid-centric energy that we’ve absorbed throughout our years in the classroom,” stated Recess Monkey. “Novelties is our mirror on childhood: our own, the kids we teach, and our own children. Creating this album with Amazon was a complete dream come true for us-we had total artistic freedom to follow these songs exactly where they were trying to lead us.”

“I’ve been writing and working on these songs for the last 5 or 6 years, with my son Luc. When Amazon said they were interested in working with me, and wanted to release the songs, I jumped at the opportunity,” stated Bob Schneider. “I’m really happy with how they turned out, and working with my son has been one of the most rewarding things I’ve had the pleasure to do since I began making music. Even though the songs are primarily children songs, I think of them the way I think of Roald Dahl books, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG, in that I think they will appeal to all ages.”

The full track listing for Novelties:

  • Every Flavor
  • Sweaty Yeti
  • Show and Tell
  • Chasing My Tail
  • Snowball
  • Piggyback
  • Bear With a Bear
  • Mustaches of the World
  • Smitten for Kitten
  • Time to Make the Donuts
  • Wind up Robot
  • Lovestruck Unicorn
  • The Band Next Door
  • My Guitar

Prime members can listen to the entire album at no additional cost to their membership on compatible devices that support Amazon Music, including Amazon Echo, Fire devices, iPads, iPhones, Android devices, Sonos Players, the Web and more-songs can also be downloaded for offline listening on mobile devices.

About Amazon Music

Prime Music offers Prime members unlimited ad-free access to more than a million songs and thousands of playlists and stations as part of their Prime membership. Prime members can listen to the entire collection at no additional cost to their membership on compatible devices that support Amazon Music, including Amazon Echo, Fire devices, iPads, iPhones, Android devices, Sonos Players, the Web and more, with tracks available to download for anytime, anywhere listening. To find out more on how to listen, visit www.amazon.com/howtolisten. 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.

More to Prime

Amazon Prime is an annual membership program for $99 a year that offers customers unlimited Free Two-Day Shipping on more than 30 million items across all categories, unlimited Free Same-Day Delivery on more than a million items in 27 metro areas, and one- and two-hour delivery with Prime Now on tens of thousands of items available in more than 25 metro areas. In addition to fast, free shipping, members have access to unlimited streaming of tens of thousands of movies and TV episodes, more than one million songs and thousands of curated playlists and stations with Prime Music, early access to select Lightning Deals all year long, free secure, unlimited photo storage in Amazon Cloud Drive with Prime Photos and access to more than one million books to borrow with the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library. Not a member? Start a free trial of Amazon Prime at amazon.com/prime.

About Amazon

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