Spotify has just announced via a press release that they will launch their service in the US today. There has been very little information given out and they plan to announce more information around 14.00 CET. The move has been an anticipated one and not an easy one for Spotify. It has been rumored that it has taken this long due to negotiations with the record labels among other issues. Nevertheless, this could seriously drive Spotify’s revenues north during the rest of the year.
According to other sources, the pricing will be set at $4.99 per web subscription and $9.99 for web+mobile subscriptions. So in short, numerically similar pricing to that what the European countries are enjoying, but in euros. The free plan is limited to 20 hours of listening per month.
Below is the short press release in full.
New York, July 13, 2011 – Spotify, the award-winning digital music service loved by millions of Europeans, will become available tomorrow morning in the United States by invitation and subscription (US time). Spotify is a new way to listen to and manage your music, discover new tracks and share songs and playlists with friends – music whenever you want it, wherever you are.
We will announce more details at 14.00 CET.