Amazon Prime Day is done and dusted for another year! Although the event itself is over, we're still here to cover any final deals you may have missed. If you’re a musician looking for a bargain, then there's still something here for you. Here are all of the best Prime Day music deals that are still live - go ahead and have a browse.
For the uninitiated, outside of Black Friday, Amazon Prime Day is Amazon's biggest sales event of the year where you can pick up bargains on everything from smart speakers and headphones to a whole host of music making gear, from electric guitars and acoustic guitar strings, to laptops for music production and beyond.
Aside from Amazon, the best place to find some killer Prime Day-beating deals was Guitar Center's Gear Up To Gig sale, where the retail giant was dishing out up to 20% discounts on everything from guitars and drum sets, to vocal microphones, PA speakers and more.
For the guitarists, our favourite standalone deal was a massive $160 off a killer Fender Player Strat at Guitar Center, and for the producers, there's still 50% off all the plugins at Waves - just in case you missed out.
If you were planning on upgrading your laptop this Prime Day, there are still some pretty tasty discounts to be had on the new M1 MacBook Pros and Airs, but don't twiddle your thumbs for too long - these deals could end at any minute.
Below, we've listed all the deals that are still live. There's still something for everyone - so if you missed out on the big days, consider this your five minute warning. Last orders, please!
Prime Day music deals: Deal highlights
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Prime Day music deals: Quick links
- Amazon | Explore the latest instrument and accessory deals
- Guitar Center | Gear Up To Gig with up to 20% off live gear
- Musician's Friend | Stupid deal of the day
- Thomann | Their Hot Deals are heating up
- Waves | 50% off everything sale!
- Native Instruments | Up to 50% off in the Summer of Sound sale
- Plugin Boutique | Save up to 97% on top software
- Positive Grid | Big Spark amp and BIAS software savings
- Walmart | Discounted headphones, guitar gear and more
- Best Buy | Shop smart speakers, music accessories and headphones
When is Prime Day?
Prime Day has traditionally always taken place in July. But of course, last year was anything but traditional, so Prime Day was delayed. Prime Day actually happened much later than normal, on 13 and 14 October. It was 48 hours of fantastic offers, with Amazon delivering over 1 million deals in that period. And yes, your eyes aren't deceiving you, despite being called Prime Day, the event actually takes place over two days.
This year's Prime Day is moving back to the more traditional mid-summer dates, now officially confirmed by Amazon as 21 and 22 June. For more information you can also check out Amazon's own Prime Day hub page.
Do you need an Amazon Prime membership?
To take advantage of the Prime Day music deals on Amazon itself, the answer is yes. If you’ve never been a Prime member before, Amazon often offers free trials (right now you can sign up for a 30-day trial), so you could be tactical and sign up just before the event, then cancel your subscription once you’ve bagged a bargain.
If you’re a regular Amazon shopper you might want to keep hold of that subscription though. Prime members get faster delivery, exclusive deals, access to Prime Video and more.
If you've already had a free trial, at the time of writing, a monthly Amazon Prime subscription costs $12.99/£7.99 (which you can cancel at any time) and a yearly option is $119/£79.
Where to find the best Prime Day music deals
With such a huge uptake in music gear over the last 12 months - particularly during the lockdown period - we’d like to think that Amazon will cater to this huge wave of new musicians and lapsed players who have returned to playing, with a bumper run of Prime Day music deals. We'll keep you updated on this as soon as we hear any news.
We’d certainly recommend bookmarking this page and checking in regularly during the lead up to the event – we’ll be sharing the best Prime Day music deals right on this page.
What else should I look out for on Prime Day?
With Prime Day being an Amazon invention, naturally it's the time to make big savings on Amazon's own products. So, if you're in the market for an Amazon Echo, Ring video doorbell or other smart device, then Prime Day is you chance to score big discounts. Echos are consistently some of the biggest-selling products around Prime Day.
We're also hoping to see the prices drop on the ace-sounding Amazon Echo Studio speaker, right down to the compact Echo Dot. Last year Amazon was even giving away smart speaker bundles that included free subscriptions to their Music Unlimited streaming service. Fingers crossed for more of that good stuff in 2021.
Looking for something else? While we’re covering all the best Prime Day music deals, our pals at TechRadar will be hunting down the best deals on everything else - from video doorbells and pet food, to coffee machines and smart watches - so head over to their Amazon Prime Day deals page for the latest offers.
Will other stores be hosting Prime Day music deals?
Last year, in addition to the music deals rearing their heads on Amazon, there were music gear discounts to be had from the likes of Fender Play, Musician’s Friend, Sweetwater and Guitar Center, plus Walmart and Best Buy covering everything from beginner acoustic guitars, to guitar wireless systems. We’re hoping to see more activity from the big music retailers in 2021, plus more deals from software brands and companies who sell direct.
We've been chatting to some of our music industry pals and there are certainly rumours doing the rounds that there will be more offers coming from non-Amazon brands this year than ever before.
The main event might have been created by Amazon, but it's not exclusive to Amazon anymore. The buzz around Prime Day gets people in the mood for a bargain, and the big retailers know this, so will no doubt be cooking up their own music deals too.
Prime Day music deals: Last year's deal highlights
Last year was a great one for Prime Day music deals. Here's a flavour of the best ones and what you might be able to expect for Prime Day 2021.