Amazon’s Clubhouse rival Amp, which allowed users to act like radio DJs by playing music, is shutting down soon.
In an internal memo, Amazon Music vice president Steve Baum shared the decision to shut down the app. “It only became clear after months of careful consideration what Amazon wanted to do for the future,” he added.
An Amazon the account Users with the Amp app can host live shows, where they have access to a vast library of licensed songs. They can create playlists and share those songs with their followers. Amp users can also attend live shows and call in with questions from the hosts. For now the app is available for download and is still broadcasting live radio shows.
According to TechCrunch, the app had about 700,000 monthly active users in July after it was introduced in March 2022. Additionally, the company cut nearly half of Amp’s staff last year during a massive layoff.