Saturday, May 16, 2009
Spotify Plans and US Entry?
Our favourite music streaming service, Spotify, which has more than a million UK users and provides a legal alternative to unlicensed file-sharing services and enables artists, record labels and music publishers to receive royalties, has announced it plans. They are working on an iPhone application, but also wants to make the service available on other handsets. The mobile service will be only available to paying subscribers.
They also aim to improve sound quality, enabling new releases before they hit shops, more social networking features, exclusive tracks, behind-the-scenes material from big-name artists and merchandising such as T-shirts, concert tickets and vinyl will be sold to fans as they are listening to their favourite band. Spotify are working on a deal with Last.fm to provide song recommendations and making it easier for fans to find acts they like.
Spotify is currently available in the UK, Sweden, Norway, Finland, France and Spain, but now plan to take the service to the US.