Spotify US release date update

 

By Posted 17 Mar 2010, 14:34

For all of you still waiting on a US release date for the popular streaming service Spotify, we have some news for you now, as CEO Daniel Ek has been speaking about the US launch at a recent keynote speech.

As reported from Pocket-Lint, the bad news is that we still dont have a confirmed release date for the service. It is definitely coming though, most likely towards the end of the year.

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The main problem with the US release, is due to licensing agreements, as Daniel Ek explains: “In Europe, we’re sort of used to doing a deal with a collecting society and a couple publishers. But here you have to strike deals with 5,000 publishers or more.”

Lets hope it comes sooner rather than later – Spotify is great. Make sure you check out the full interview here, it’s very interesting.