/// Where’s Amazon Going With Music, Movies, and TV Shows? Ask Media Boss Bill Carr

April 29, 2013  |  All Things Digital


It’s no secret that Amazon has very big ambitions when it comes to digital media. But the company doesn’t ever say much about them, save for the occasional Jeff Bezos product roll out. But here’s the guy to ask: Bill Carr, who heads up Amazon’s digital music and digital video groups, which now include Amazon Studios, the unit that is going to make original movies and TV shows for the e-commerce giant. Carr doesn’t talk much, but last week I got the chance to sit down with him at Amazon’s Seattle headquarters. Amazon is as tight-lipped as Apple when it comes to new product discussions — or lots of other stuff you and I would like hear about — so I didn’t even bother asking him about Amazon’s new TV box (Still: count on it ). But if you read between the lines, you should at least be able to get a sense of what Amazon is thinking as it contemplates beefing up its music offerings, and as it goes head-to-head with Netflix (and everyone else) in digital video. Here’s an edited version of our chat: Peter Kafka: A couple years ago, Amazon and Google and Apple were all racing to develop music locker services. But we don’t hear much about them anymore. How is Amazon’s locker working? Bill Carr: The fundamental things about cloud music storage that works for all consumers is that it backs up everything, it’s in a safe place

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Where’s Amazon Going With Music, Movies, and TV Shows? Ask Media Boss Bill Carr


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