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Prime Day music deals 2020: the official dates confirmed, and news on all the best Amazon Prime Day deals

Prime Day music deals 2020: the official dates and news on all the best Amazon Prime Day deals
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Amazon Prime Day 2020 is coming! The next big event on the Amazon sales calendar has been officially confirmed for 13 and 14 October and we’re here to arm you with everything you need to know about the event – including where you can find the best Prime Day music deals online, before, during and after the Prime Day.

While Prime Day itself is an opportunity for Amazon Prime members to take advantage of 48 hours of exclusive deals on everything from smart speakers and headphones, to pet food and clothing, naturally you want know about the best deals for musicians. The big question is, will you be able to bag a discount on that electric guitar you’ve bookmarked after, a shiny new laptop for music production, or a top-of-the-line electronic drum set at a bargain price?

Amazon hasn’t been particularly forthcoming with mega Prime Day music deals in the past, however the 2019 event presented a few shining beacons of awesome – the biggest highlight being 30% off 106 D’Angelico guitar models – plus some neat deals on guitar accessories, amps, software, iPads and MacBook Pros. That said, we’re hoping Amazon steps up its game considerably this year.

We’re also hoping to see more non-Amazon retailers like Sweetwater, Pro Audio Star, Guitar Center and Waves get on-board with their own musician-friendly Prime Day deals, too.

This page will be your home for the most up-to-date Prime Day music deals and news for guitarists, drummers, producers, DJs and more.

Latest deals (US)

The best pre-Prime Day music deals (US)

Get 90 days of Amazon Music HD for FREE
This ace music streaming deal gives you access to over 60 million songs in HD quality, plus 5 millions songs in Ultra HD. Try it for the next 90 days for nothing.View Deal

MacBook Pro 16-inch – 16GB RAM, 512GB, 2.6GHz Intel Core i7
Was $2,399 | Now $2,149 | Save $250
This might be the 'basic' spec of the new 16-inch model, but it's still a fantastic music-making machine that would sit comfortably at the heart of any studio setup. Right now this model, in Space Grey, is available with a hearty $300 discount.View Deal

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch – 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD
Was $1,999 | Now $1,849 | Save $150
The discounted options in with the new 2020 13-inch spec features a 2.0 GHZ 10th Gen Intel Core i5 processor, plus all the usual Apple goodness such as Retina screen and Magic Keyboard.View Deal

Save $110 on this Dell 27-inch 4K monitor
Yes, we'll doubtless see plenty of good monitor deals between now and Christmas, but $110 off this Dell beauty - bringing the price down to $340 - could be too good to ignore.View Deal

Buy Arturia's Analog Lab 4 plugin for $116/£91/€99  
Get more than 6,500 of the greatest synth and keyboard sounds in history for half price at Plugin Boutique.View Deal

Buy iZotope Breaktweaker for just $12/£9/€10!
Pick up iZotope's BT-designed drum machine plugin for this crazy price and you'll also get the Trash 2 multiband distortion plugin and UJAM Carbon virtual guitarist thrown in for free!View Deal

Save 40% on 200 Waves plugins and bundles
Take advantage of this offer by using the code LASTCALL. If you spend $50 you'll also get a free plugin, while spending $90 will get you two free plugins.View Deal

AKG K275 closed-back headphones: were $99, now just $69
These closed-back, foldable headphones are built to last with all critical components made of metal, while the headband is adjustable and the ear pads are soft to avoid fatigue. If you want to hear the detail in your recording, the K275’s 50mm transducers help deliver great low-frequency response.View Deal

Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro headphones: were $179, now $159
Recommended in our guide to the best budget studio headphones, our experts describe the DT770 Pros as being “extremely well-balanced across the audible spectrum, with detailed highs and an innovative bass reflex system that delivers just enough weighty sub-200Hz punch for that feel-good factor when tracking.” Both the 80 and 32 ohm models are currently on sale.View Deal

AKG K245 open-back headphones: were $89, now just $59
If you’re looking for a bargain, this is it. These foldable cans will take plenty of abuse and provide day-long comfort, all while delivering great sound for mixing, DJ-ing or music listening.View Deal

Shure SE425 sound isolating earphones: save $150, now $199
These dual driver-equipped sound isolating in-ears deliver up to 37dB of noise cancellation, ideal for music listening, personal practice or personal monitoring on-stage. The included Bluetooth adapter provides up to 10 hours of battery life. Normally you would pay $349 for these bad boys, but right now, they benefit from a massive $150 discount.View Deal

Sennheiser IE 40 Pro Monitors: were $99.95, now just $79.95
Another top recommendation, this time from best in-ear monitors guide. Dynamic drivers help deliver a natural sound, with articulate highs and plenty of oomph in the low-end, without being overpowering. Whether you’re a DJ or a drummer, these will deliver high performance and long-term comfort.View Deal

3 packs of Ernie Ball Regular Slinkys: $16, now just $9.99
Great sound, impressive durability and performance in a now even more affordable package. Get your hands on three packs of these iconic strings for just $9.99 right now.View Deal

3 packs of Ernie Ball Super Slinkys: $16, now just $9.99
Same as the above, but for fans of Ernie Ball's Super Slinky line. If you’re after a slightly lighter gauge, these nickel wound strings are just for you.View Deal

Latest deals (UK)

The best pre-Prime Day music deals (UK)

Get 90 days of Amazon Music HD for FREE
This ace music streaming deal gives you access to over 60 million songs in HD quality, plus 5 millions songs in Ultra HD. Try it for the next 90 days for nothing.View Deal

Buy iZotope Breaktweaker for just $12/£9/€10!
Pick up iZotope's BT-designed drum machine plugin for this crazy price and you'll also get the Trash 2 multiband distortion plugin and UJAM Carbon virtual guitarist thrown in for free!View Deal

Samsung T5 500GB Was £178.74 | Now £87.82 | Save £90.92
USB C, shock resistance and fast data transfer speeds all add up to a fantastic tool for studio musicians. With 58% off the usual price, you can’t ask for more with this external SSD deal.View Deal

Samsung T5 2TB Was £369.99 | Now £288.43 | Save £81.56
Looking for more storage than the 500GB model offers? While this 2TB beast will set you back more, you can still enjoy a 22% saving right now.View Deal

Latest deal: Save up to 40% and get FREE plugins
For Waves's 28th birthday, they're offering up to 40% off a huge range of plugins and bundles. What's more, spend $50 and choose a FREE plugin from those with a value up to $29.99, or spend over 90% and get two FREE plugins!View Deal

Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch – 16GB RAM, 1TB Storage
Was £2,799 | Now £2,479 | Save £320
If you want bags of storage and sheer power, this model offers 1TB of space for all your sessions and an Intel Core i9 processor. Inside you'll also find a AMD Radeon Pro 5500M graphics card with GDDR6 memory.View Deal

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch - 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD
Was £1,299 | Now £1,249 | Save £50
The second model up from the base model, this iteration of the new 13-inch MBP comes complete with Magic Keyboard and glorious Retina screen, all housed in a stylish Space Grey casing.View Deal

Save more than £135 on this Dell 27-inch 4K monitor
The current price on the Dell website for this UHD display is £299.99, but if you use the code PGBIGSALE when you check out, you can bring it down even further to £255!View Deal

When is Prime Day?

When is Prime Day 2020?

Amazon Prime Day dates promo

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Prime Day has traditionally always taken place in July, but for obvious reasons it was delayed this year. Now, Amazon has officially confirmed that Prime Day 2020 will take place across two days, on the 13 and 14 October. That's 48 hours of fantastic offers, and Amazon is promising over 1 million deals in that period.

On its official press release, Amazon stated, "Amazon’s annual Prime Day event is back in time for the festive season, taking place on 13th and 14th October. The two-day shopping event delivers Prime members incredible savings and deep discounts on over one million deals globally across every category. Prime Day kicks off at 00.01am on Tuesday, 13th October and runs through to 23.59pm on Wednesday 14th October, for Prime members in the U.K, U.S., U.A.E, Spain, Singapore, Netherlands, Mexico, Luxembourg, Japan, Italy, Germany, France, China, Canada, Belgium, Austria, Australia, and – participating for the first time this year – Turkey and Brazil."

You can find out more about Prime Day and check out all the latest deals on the Prime Day hub page.

Prime membership?

Do I need to be an Amazon Prime member?

To take 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 deals

Will there be any decent Prime Day music deals?

With such a huge uptake in music gear this year, 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 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 2020.

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 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 retailers including Sweetwater and Pro Audio Star in 2020, 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.

What’s even better about this is that for musicians you don't necessarily even need an Amazon Prime subscription to take advantage of these deals that pop up on non-Amazon sites. Win win!

2019 highlights

Last year’s best Prime Day music deals

D'Angelico | Get 30% off 106 guitar at Amazon
The best Prime Day guitar deal ever? Amazon was offering massive discounts off a colossal range of electric, acoustic and bass guitars, and it proved to be a very popular deal.View Deal

Fender’s PM-TE travel acoustic |Save $330, now just $369
An almighty 47% discount from Musician's Friend made this one of the top Prime Day acoustic guitar deals in 2019. Fender's top-spec travel guitar boasts a solid Sitka spruce top and solid mahogany back and sides, plus a Fender/Fishman-designed preamp – and hardcase!View Deal

Learn to play guitar for less with 50% off Fender Play
The Fender Play learning platform is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to learn to play guitar – and for Prime Day 2019 it got even cheaper: 50% off an annual plan brought the monthly price down to just $4.99/£4.79.View Deal

Supro Jamesport electric guitar: was $899, now $519
This retro-vibed single-pickup number is one of the highlights of Supro’s mammoth guitar range, boasting a Gold Foil designed to capture those classic blues-rock vibes.View Deal

Save 32% on a Getaria wireless guitar system
30 meter range, longlife battery, money off on Prime day. Last year was definitely the time to finally break loose from your guitar cable.View Deal

Line 6 Firehawk 1500 combo |$999, now $799
This six-speaker stereo amp is designed to perfectly replicate its vast array of onboard effects, which can be controlled via Bluetooth. And for $799 at Musician's Friend on Prime Day, it made for a nicely priced one-stop guitar tone shop.View Deal

IK Multimedia iLoud Micro Monitor: $238.90 @Amazon
Amazon offered 20% off these excellent mini monitors – complete with Bluetooth connectivity – last year. They're perfect for monitoring in small spaces, such as a bedroom studio.View Deal

Casio CDP-240 88-key digital piano: Save $120, now $329
If you were looking for a new a new full-size digital piano with over 1,000 different tones, songs and rhythms onboard, Amazon was the place to look last July? This 27% discount on the CDP-240 made it an absolute steal.View Deal

Amazon Echo Plus (2nd Gen) + 6mo Amazon Music Unlimited
Was $197.93. Now just $109.99.
The king of Echo devices enables you to enjoy powerful, 360-degree sound thanks to a downward-firing 3-inch subwoofer and an upward-firing 0.8-inch tweeter. Last year you could bag one with 6 months of Amazon Music Limited for less than $110.View Deal

Apple iPad Pro – 10.5-inch, Wi-Fi + Cellular, 64GB: $779 $579
It may not have been the current model, but the 2017 iPad Pro is still a great device for music-making, and this $200 Prime Day discount at Amazon made it a steal.View Deal

Apple iPad – Wi-Fi, 128GB: Was $429, now $299
You could bag a 30% saving on the 128GB version of Apple's entry-level iPad – great if you were looking for plenty of space for music-making apps and projects.View Deal

Dell New XPS 13 laptop: was $899.99, now $829.99
This slick 13.3-inch laptop from Dell comes with an 8th generation Intel Core i3-8145U processor, 4GB RAM and a 128GB solid state drive.View Deal