While Spotify hit huge in the United States upon its official release in July of 2011, everyone in Canada was left in the dust. Just over a year later, the Wall Street Journal is reporting Spotify is preparing to expand yet again. This time the popular music streaming service will make ways north of the border into Canada. Furthermore, parts of Asia and South America will be included in the roll out.
In detail, the WSJ has more:
The annual account filing contains a management report, dated April 23 this year, where Spotify said a launch on the Canadian market is planned. Spotify said this move will further consolidate its position as the world’s largest music-streaming service, and added that it may seek to expand into “countries in Asia and South America.”
Spotify originally opened for business back during 2008 in European countries. Since then, Spotify has paid close to $250 million in fees to record deals. As of late, the streaming service is competing mainly against iTunes, Rhapsody, and Pandora.
The enjoyable part about Spotify is the ease of organization. I can setup my own playlists and find the ‘hottest’ songs with a few taps. One negative aspect is that this costs $10 per month, but you do get unlimited music. For starters, you could try out Spotify free of charge for 48 hours if you want to give it a test-drive.
I’m happy Spotify is finally coming to Canada, how about you?