This reminds me of when Apple put a U2 album on everyone’s phone.
“Alexa, play Christmas songs”
Amazon put an Amazon exclusive song from Ellie Goulding on all their Christmas playlists. Those streams counted in the official charts plus it helped sales of 78,000 singles and it got to number 1. Loads more detail here. But that makes me think, could this be done again for everyone with a smart speaker?
In a fitting end to the 2010s, Jeff Bezos is responsible for the last Number 1 Single of the year, Ellie Goulding's "River" (by Joni Mitchell).
1. You can't find it on Spotify, Apple, Google.
2. That's because – aside from Youtube – it's Amazon exclusive.
— dan barker (@danbarker) December 28, 2019