Steve Boom
United States
2018

Amazon Corporation

Steve
Boom

VP, Amazon Music

Alexa, who’s the head of Amazon Music? That would be 49-year-old Boom, whose streaming-music subscription service Amazon Music Unlimited, while third behind both Apple Music and Spotify, is making up for lost ground with its vocal-recognition smart speaker Echo app, Alexa. Since joining in 2012, Boom helped make Amazon Music available in 30 countries as of December 2017, including Iceland, Poland and the Netherlands, while securing exclusive deals with Audi and Samsung, making the streamer available in cars and smart TVs. The Harvard Law alum spent a decade at Yahoo!, where he specialized in mobile products such as Yahoo! Go and oneSearch. In August 2017, he joined the board of MusiCares, which provides critical assistance to musicians facing hard times.

Career

  • Yahoo!
  • Amazon Music
  • Venture Law Group

Education

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

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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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