Amazon Vinyl of the Month Club is the latest subscription service from the e-commerce giant that every month sends members a vinyl record. Subscribers will receive a vinyl record from the 1960s and 1970s which will be chosen at random by the Amazon Music curators. The subscription service is currently available to users in the United States and there is no information if and when other regions will receive it. Additionally, Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers in the US will now receive a Disney+ membership for six months at no additional cost.
Amazon’s Vinyl of the Month Club service was released silently a few months ago, and first subscribers have already received The Wall by Pink Floyd and London Calling by The Clash. The Vinyl of the Month Club has been spotted by Rolling Stone. The subscription service costs $24.99 (around Rs. 1,860) per month per vinyl record and users have the option to cancel the subscription or skip a month at any time. Amazon will also not charge delivery fees for sending vinyl records to its subscribers.
But Vinyl of the Month Club subscribers will not be able to by hand select which vinyl record they will receive each month. The record for each month is curated by Amazon Music curators and would run from the 1960s through the 1970s. The listing on the Amazon website lists Aretha Franklin, Fleetwood Mac, Led Zeppelin, Miles Davis, and Pink Floyd as artists who meet the criteria for the vinyl record subscription service.
Notably, subscribers do not need an Amazon Prime account to purchase a Vinyl of the Month Club membership. However, this can be expected to change, as Amazon Prime members usually get a better deal for many Amazon services.
According to Rolling Stone, the subscription service have good value for its current price. Pink Floyd’s The Wall costs $47.33 (around Rs. 3,500) and The Clash’s London Calling costs $27.14 (around Rs. 2,000) individually. However, it should be noted that there is no assurance that the vinyl record received each month would cost more than the monthly subscription cost.
Also note that subscribers may return the disc they have received at no add on cost, provided it is in “new and unused condition”. It is advised that you listen to the album online before opening a new disc if you are not sure which album you received. Alternatively, users also have the option of swapping their vinyl records with vinyl record collectors.
Separately, Amazon announced that Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers in the United States will receive a free Disney+ membership through a new promotion. New Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers would get a Disney+ subscription for six months, and existing subscribers would get it for three months, at no additional cost. Amazon Music Unlimited costs $7.99 (approx Rs. 600) per month in the United States. After the promotional program ends, Disney+ can be subscribed for $7.99 per month. In particular, the promotional program is not applicable for users who already have a Disney+ subscription.