Spotify in the U.S. - What will be its impact and is it worth the price??
July 14, 2011 7:56 AM Subscribe
posted by incandissonance (125 comments total)
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"Two years after first announcing it, Spotify
is finally coming to the US. The service will be launched later today, at 8 in the morning EST. The company has signed a deal with the fourth and final music label just hours before launch and the service will be virtually identical to the European one, except for the pricing which, while keeping the numbers, is switching pounds for dollars. "
"It's taken years of painful negotiations
with the record labels, and there've been many false alarms, when it appeared the launch was imminent, only for it to be postponed again.
But this could be an important day for Spotify, for the digital music industry - and for the European technology scene."
"Spotify's free accounts
are limited, though, to just 10 hours of music per month and only five repeats of a single track. Spotify reportedly plans to launch two pricing options (both of which are cheaper than Spotify's European plans): a $5 a month Unlimited subscription and a $10 a month Premium subscription. The paid subscriptions will lift the monthly limits and allow users to stream music from mobile devices."