Spotify working towards India release, says CEO

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Spotify is working to convey its provider to the Indian marketplace, consistent with CEO Daniel Ek. Ek introduced the scoop throughout a contemporary presentation (by the use of The Economic Times), even though he didn’t supply a timeline for when it might roll out.

“We are working on launching in some of the biggest markets in the world, including India, Russia, and Africa which has a very rich musical culture,” Ek mentioned.

Despite sounding relatively out of contact (after all the continent of Africa, house to greater than a thousand million other folks and one of the global’s maximum celebrated musicians, has a wealthy musical tradition), it’s welcome information that India has been named on the best of the listing of upcoming markets.

Spotify has been making giant strikes in India in fresh months in anticipation of its release there, together with leasing workplace area in Mumbai in February. It additionally employed former Google Business Manager Akshat Harbola as the top of its India operations on the finish of final yr.

The corporate says it has 308 staff unfold throughout 20 markets as of the top of 2017, nevertheless it’s no longer transparent what number of are stationed in India. The provider additionally just lately landed in Israel, Romania, Vietnam and South Africa—so it would possibly not take lengthy to roll out in different places.

For some ideas on how Spotify compares to the present song streaming festival, hit the hyperlink.

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