Spotify goes Stateside

Spotify, the Swedish streaming music service, has finally announced that it will launch in the world’s biggest music market, the US. Spotify’s US launch has been dependent on signing deals with the four largest record labels – Universal, Sony, EMI and Warner Music – though Warner is understood to have only completed the deal this week.

Free accounts will be limited in the US to invitation only, though an ad-free version for $4.99 per month and premium account with mobile access for $9.99 will be unrestricted.

The US is the eighth country Spotify has launched in, and the first outside Europe. It launched in the UK in February 2009.

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