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Spotify hitting U.S. next week

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 09 Jul 2011 19:33 User comments (2)

Spotify hitting U.S. next week Spotify is ready to launch in the United States by the middle of next week, with the company having notified the major labels of their intent.
The unlimited streaming music service is very popular in Europe but has been delayed in the U.S. for 16 months following an initial announcement.

Spotify has signed licensing deals with UMG, Sony and EMI and is still in closing negotiations with Warner Music Group.

However, the service will not launch unless a deal is signed with Warner, say sources.

The service has a free offering in Europe, limited to 10 hours a week, while monthly subscriptions cost 9.99 for unlimited music via your PC or mobile device.

Spotify is expected to unveil a similar subscription package for the U.S., likely at $10 per month.

Earlier this year, the company said it had 10 million users in Europe, with 1 million paying subscribers.

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2 user comments

110.7.2011 7:43

But are they really... havnt they been saying this since 2009 ?

And they have said it lots!

Lets just hope they dont feed you all exploited adverts as well!

210.7.2011 13:44

Another "nickle & dime" you to death service that will still advertise the crap out of you. Why pay for a service that you were supposed to be opting out of the adds? That was radio & TV's original intent and we see where that has gone. Now we get it waiting for the feature film to play in the theaters & 'pay for play' satellite radio.

Rant, rant, rant... I sound like a skipping record...

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