Friday, 15 April 2011
Spotify moves away from free streaming model
Spotify, the streaming music service currently plotting a U.S. launch, has announced new limits on its ad-supported, free music streaming service – now Spotify’s free users who number 10 million in Europe will now be limited to 10 hours per month, while each track will be available for free for up to five total plays. Spotify now sys that users who reach the new limits move over to join the 1 million users currently subscribed to its Unlimited or Premium offerings, which cost about $8 per month for PC-based access and $15 for mobile access. Spotify has yet to launch in the USA having so far only signed Sony and EMI calaogues and not Warner Music or Universal Music in the US.