Copyright: Spotify seals US deal
The online music service Spotify agreed deals with the major
music companies, as well as independent labels, and carried out
an invite-only beta launch in the US in July. The fully legal
product will offer users on-demand access to more than 15
million tracks with a choice of three services: free with
advertising; ad-free access for $4.99 a month; and premium
access for $9.99 a month. All three services include access to
the full Spotify library and various social/sharing features.
Spotify was launched in Sweden in 2008 has 10 million users in
seven European countries. Most have the free-access service
with advertising, while there are 1.6 million paying
subscribers. The company has wanted to expand into the US for
some time but has had to negotiate licensing rates with...
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