Spotify to launch in US, but CEO won't say when

Dec 07, 2010

(AP) -- Streaming music service Spotify will launch in the U.S., but its CEO won't say when.

Spotify and co-founder Daniel Ek says the problem is partly that Spotify is not just a technology company that needs to build and release its product. It also has to make complex deals with recording companies. When it launches, it will cost $10 a month in the U.S.

The London-based service is available in the U.K. and several other European countries. The free service comes with ads and gives users access to 20 hours of music monthly. Its , which carries no ads, allows unlimited listening and the ability to download songs to their phone.

Ek spoke Tuesday at the D: Dive Into Mobile tech conference Tuesday hosted by tech blog AllThingsD.

Explore further: Study: Social media users shy away from opinions

not rated yet
add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

BSkyB says to launch online music service

Oct 12, 2009

British pay-TV giant BSkyB said Monday it will launch an online music service next week which offers consumers access to more than four million tracks, rivalling Apple's iTunes.

Spotify launches on Apple's iPhone

Sep 07, 2009

Spotify, the Swedish music streaming website, on Monday announced the launch of its software on Apple's iPhone, the best-selling handset that features high speed internet access.

Spotify launches application for Nokia phones

Nov 23, 2009

Swedish streaming software Spotify announced on Monday the launch of a music application for the Symbian platform, used by the world's biggest mobile phone maker Nokia and other smartphones.

Recommended for you

Study: Social media users shy away from opinions

Aug 26, 2014

People on Facebook and Twitter say they are less likely to share their opinions on hot-button issues, even when they are offline, according to a surprising new survey by the Pew Research Center.

US warns shops to watch for customer data hacking

Aug 23, 2014

The US Department of Homeland Security on Friday warned businesses to watch for hackers targeting customer data with malicious computer code like that used against retail giant Target.

Fitbit to Schumer: We don't sell personal data

Aug 22, 2014

The maker of a popular line of wearable fitness-tracking devices says it has never sold personal data to advertisers, contrary to concerns raised by U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer.

Should you be worried about paid editors on Wikipedia?

Aug 22, 2014

Whether you trust it or ignore it, Wikipedia is one of the most popular websites in the world and accessed by millions of people every day. So would you trust it any more (or even less) if you knew people ...

Philippines makes arrests in online extortion ring

Aug 22, 2014

Philippine police have arrested eight suspected members of an online syndicate accused of blackmailing more than 1,000 Hong Kong and Singapore residents after luring them into exposing themselves in front of webcam, an official ...

User comments : 0