Amazon Announces Lineup of Original Family Music Exclusively Streaming on Prime Music

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–(BUSINESS WIRE)–(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
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
In addition, Recess Monkey’s album is available for digital download or
physical purchase on Amazon Music at

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
, 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
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

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