Spotify Is on Its Way to Canada, Asia, and More [REPORT]By: Josh Wolford - August 22, 2012
Attention Canadians: Popular streaming music subscription service Spotify may be coming to your country soon.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the company unveiled these plans in their annual accounts, which were just published. In the account filings, Spotify declared that a Canadian launch in being planned.
And not only that, but they also may expand to some Asian and South American countries. The WSJ also points out that last year, Spotify established subsidiaries in some of the aforementioned places – Canada, Singapore, and Hong Kong. A Spotify spokeswoman refused to discuss specifics, but said that the company plans to launch in new countries, “of course.”
In 2012, Spotify launched in countries like Germany, Australia, and New Zealand – bringing to total countries where the service is available to 15. Last month, Spotify’s CCO Ken Parks revealed that the company has over 15 million active users, 4 million of which pay for a subscription.
And last month Spotify officially turned one year old in the United States. To celebrate that, Spotify released some additional statistics about U.S. users. That included the fact that they have listend to over 13 billion songs and shared over 27.8 million of them with friends (across social media, for instance the Facebook-connected app).
Spotify also just launched their Free Radio service on Android.