Steve Boom
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United States Belgium
2020

Amazon Corporation

Steve
Boom

VP, Amazon Music

With 55 million global customers, Amazon Music resides in the top tier of music streamers, posting year-over-year growth of 50% in the U.S., U.K., Germany and Japan as subscribers more than doubled in newer territories like France, Italy, Spain and Mexico. Its ad-supported streaming tier is steadily growing, and Boom expanded the audio offerings via Amazon Music HD. With Twitch, Amazon is deep in the livestreaming mix, and Boom was instrumental in Amazon Music’s recent move to podcasts, with massive, free slates of licensed and original episodes. As chairman of the Recording Academy’s nonprofit, he launched the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund in March, pulling in hefty contributions from the industry.

Career

  • Yahoo!
  • Amazon Music

Education

  • Stanford University (CA, USA)
  • Harvard University (MA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • Variety Hitmakers
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Amazon’s Streaming Service Launches in 28 New Countries

Amazon’s Streaming Service Launches in 28 New Countries

Amazon Music Unlimited, the company’s streaming service, today announced its expansion into 28 additional countries, offering a catalog of more than 40 million songs and thousands of playlists to millions of more listeners. The company will also begin to ship its voice-controlled Amazon Echo to those countries, which is powered by Alexa, Amazon’s cloud-based voice service.“Music is such an incredible global connector, and with Amazon Music Unlimited we’ve been able to give listeners access to an extensive catalog with the...

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