Spotify Launches in Israel, South Africa Ahead of IPO

14 March, 2018, 00:37 | Author: Elena Summers
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In three important respects, however, Spotify is better than the most popular of its rivals, Apple Music. The second option is the premium package which is available for R59,99 per month, with uninterrupted listening and the ability to listen to music offline. Spotify users who have been using worldwide accounts can change to SA in Spotify's settings, where the country now appears as an option.

Apple's number compares to 71 million premium subscribers at the end of 2017 at industry leader Spotify, which plans to list shares in the coming weeks on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol SPOT.

Reuters has the details on the notable increase in consumers of Apple Music.

Spotify is not only for listeners, but artists as well.

Apple Music forces users to use its Connect feature to follow artists. It brings the artist and fans closer to each other, and gives newcomer performers access to millions of music fans.

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Customers in South Africa and Vietnam will be able to sign up to a 30 day free trial of Spotify Premium offering unlimited, ad-free music streaming.

The music streaming service allows music fans to discover and enjoy more than 35 million local and global tracks, thousands of human-curated playlists for every mood and moment, and personalised music tailored to their own music tastes.

With its latest round of expansion, Spotify is now available in 64 markets. You can listen to any song, album or playlist on demand, or even control Spotify through the Quick Menu without interrupting the game.

Users can share their playlists and favourite songs from the app and become influencers in their own right.

"We looked at the technology landscape, we looked at the maturity and actually South Africa is seen globally as a very important music market".



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