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Amazon Prime Day 2020: the latest news on Amazon’s monster Prime Day sale

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Everyone loves a bargain, and no one does a sale better than Amazon. During Amazon Prime Day last year, over 175 million items were sold to bargain-hungry humans. Amongst that haul was music-friendly gear like Apple Airpods and headphones, to home brew and vinyl.

With Coronavirus still causing havoc, the usual July slot for Prime Day was, understandably, postponed, but we’ve now caught wind that Amazon is eyeing up new dates in October. Whenever it happens, you can rest assured you’ll be able to get your hands on cut-price music clobber.

This page is your place to find the very latest Prime Day 2020 news, dates and the most up-to-date Prime Day music deals.

Latest deals

The best pre-Prime Day music deals right now

You may not need to wait until Prime Day itself to take advantage of some great offers on music gear and services.

Queen Studio Collection: Was £379.99, now £319.21
This 18-disc vinyl collection features all 15 studio albums released by Queen between their self-titled 1973 debut through to 1995's Made In Heaven.View Deal

Black Sabbath The Ultimate Collection: Was £60, now £45
Attention Black Sabbath fans! This four disc collection celebrates 50 years of Sabbath and sees the band pick their 31 favourite tracks. And as if that wasn’t enough, the collection has been pressed on eye-catching gold vinyl.View Deal

Motorhead 1979: Was £190, now £142.50
This package not only gathers together Motorhead's classic Overkill and Bomber albums, it also features live cuts, b-sides, a 7-inch single, booklet, sheet music, a tour programme and five badges!View Deal

Amazon Music HD: Premium Quality Audio: 90 days free
Listening to the artists you love in either High Definition or Ultra High Definition will take the experience to another level. Sign up to Amazon Music HD now, you'll get the first 90 days for free.View Deal

When is Prime Day?

When is Prime Day 2020?

Amazon Prime Day is usually a July event. Last year it ran from July 15 to 16 (eagle-eyed readers will have spotted that Prime ‘Day’ is actually a 2-day event), offering 48-hours of mega deals, sales and discounts.

So, how will 2020 be different? Well, obviously nothing is going to happen in July, and Amazon recently issued a statement confirming this: "This year we’ll be holding Prime Day later than usual, while ensuring the safety of our employees and supporting our customers and selling partners. We are excited Prime members in India will see savings on August 6-7, and that members all around the world will experience Prime Day later this year."

A recent Business Insider report highlighted leaked emails that had been sent from Amazon to third-party retailers gearing them up for an October date. This has added fuel to suspicions that early October could be the most likely period for Amazon Prime Day 2020. With Prime Day typically happening on a Monday and Tuesday, we’re putting our money on Monday 5 October as the start date – any later and we’re getting perilously close to Black Friday in November.

Do you need a Prime subscription?

Do I need an Amazon Prime subscription?

The short answer is yes. In order to take advantage of Amazon’s best Prime Day deals you need to be a Prime subscriber. While we’re not condoning this behaviour, we've heard that you can sign up for a free trial nearer the event, bag all the bargains you can handle, then cancel once you’re satiated. But you didn’t hear that from us...

Amazon Prime Members get faster delivery of orders, exclusive deals and access to Prime Video, so if you’re a regular shopper, it could be worth signing up anyway.

As of right now, a monthly Amazon Prime subscription will cost you £7.99/$12.99 (which can be cancelled at any time) and a yearly option is £79/$119.

But it's worth noting that not all the action takes places on Amazon, with plenty of non-Amazon retailers slashing prices and making the most of the buzz surrounding Prime Day. You might not needed that Prime membership after all.

Will there be many Prime Day deals for music fans?

If you’re a music fan (if not, you've clearly landed on Louder in error) then there will be countless deals to sink your teeth into. Whether you’re after a new pair of budget wireless headphones, you’re planning on upgrading your turntable, stocking up on vinyl or you’ve got your eyes on a new smart speaker, it’s definitely worth putting some budget aside for a bargain once Prime Day comes around.

Amazon devices sell super well around Prime Day, so if you’re in the market for an Amazon Echo Studio – our pick for the best smart speaker right now – then you’ll be likely to find the best prices come Prime Day.

One of last year's deal highlights was a monster discount applied to the Guns N' Roses Locked N’ Loaded box set so we're excited to check out the best Prime Day vinyl deals for 2020, too.

As the main event approaches, we'll add the best deals above. As you can see, they're already starting to roll through.

What else should I look out for on Prime Day?

With Prime Day being an Amazon invention, it's likely you'll find money off Amazon's own products. So, if you've been thinking about purchasing an Amazon Echo device, Prime Day could be the time to get a big discount. We're hoping to see big money off the fantastic-sounding Echo Studio, in addition to the compact Echo Dot. Last year Amazon was running deals on its smart speakers with bundles that included free subscriptions to their Music Unlimited streaming service, too.

2019 Prime Day highlights

Last year’s best Prime Day deals

Bose SoundLink Wireless Headphones £199.95, now £109.95
The ultimate in airport fashion, these bad boys from Bose remain the travellers's favourite, and at this price they were an absolute steal on Prime Day.
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Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i Headphones: £450 now £225
The H9is are an updated version of the Beoplay H9s which are known for their ace battery life and luxurious design – the new limited edition H9is look are even more luxurious, with a travel-inspired design.View Deal

Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones: was £249.95, now £142.99
Dr Dre might not be an actual doctor, but he knows a thing or two about ear furniture, as the huge success of the Beats range demonstrates. These were available on Prime Day 2019 with over 100 quid off.  View Deal

Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM Was £169.99, now £104.97
It's easy to control your tunes via Alexa and blast out 360-degrees of rich audio with this Bluetooth speaker. And if you weren't a fan of black (really?) you could pick one up in yellow, green, blue or white for the same price.View Deal

B&O Beoplay A1 Portable Speaker Was £230, now £134.99
Another quality mini-speaker deal was this from Bang & Olufsen. Our sister mag What Hi-Fi said: "the A1 does stand out in the smorgasbord of quality that is the portable Bluetooth speaker market, with good (and practical) looks, generous battery life and a clear, full-bodied sound. It may bring B&O’s entry-level price down, but doesn’t drag its hardy reputation down with it."View Deal

Echo Dot (3rd Gen) + Amazon Smart Plug £64.98, now £31.99
Amazon was offering smart speaker bundles complete with a smart plug last year, meaning you could get all the benefits of the Echo Dot plus add voice control to any electrical socket: schedule lights, coffee machines and other appliances using your voice.View Deal

Sony PSHX500 Turntable: £400 £278
Everything about this turntable screams class, from the sturdy tonearm for accurate tracking, to the ability to record your vinyl as high-res audio. It supports phono and line output, too. Last year it could be yours for well under 300 notes.View Deal

Jack Daniel's Gentleman Jack: was £36.00, now £18.99
In 2019 you could bag almost 50% off this upmarket JD. While Jack Daniel’s Old No.7 might be more iconic, don’t miss this premium version of the famous Tennessee whiskey. It’s more robust than what we’ve come to expect from the distillery and, as a result, this has more depth of flavour.View Deal

Jack Daniel's 150th Anniversary edition £149.99, now £79.99
A celebratory 1 litre bottling of Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whisky, produced in commemoration of the distillery's 150th anniversary. Perfect for the bourbon aficionado, the 150th edition has a deep orange amber colour and nose it has a balanced caramel, vanilla and toasted oak taste. This whisky is presented in a black cardboard gift box. View Deal

Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch, WiFi + Cellular 256GB: £1,269 £1,110
If you wanted a 12.9-inch iPad Pro with cellular connectivity, this was a pretty sweet deal, serving up a tasty 13% saving.

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Marshall Kilburn Bluetooth Speaker: was $299.99, now $184
This portable, lightweight speaker is ideal for life on the go. With two 3/4" domed tweeters and a meaty 4" woofer, there's nothing lightweight about the sound.View Deal

D'Angelico guitars Save 30% off 106 D'Angelico models
Was this the best Amazon Prime Day deal of 2019? Amazon was offering massive discounts off a colossal range of electric, acoustic and bass guitars!View Deal