During an online event held by the music streaming service yesterday, Spotify unveiled that they will be launching their service to 85 new markets over the next few days in addition to rolling out 36 new languages on the platform. Guess what, though? Maldives is actually amongst this list!
Spotify is a digital music, podcast, and video streaming service that gives you access to millions of songs and other content from artists all over the world that is presently available to just half of the world.
The expansion includes markets across Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. Combined, these markets include more than a billion people. With these launches, Spotify says “sounds and stories that once remained local will have access to a global audience of fans across nearly 180 markets.” And as part of its ongoing commitment to building a truly borderless audio ecosystem — connecting creators, listeners and content — this move represents the company’s broadest market expansion to date.
According to the company, they will work closely with local creators and partners in each market to deliver a tailored experience that meets their unique needs, with scaled language translations and specialized payment formats.
First off, its free and premium plans will be available across all the markets. It will also offer individual, family, duo and student plan options in select markets, which Spotify doesn’t specify. Also in each of these new markets, Spotify will offer its full global catalog. The company adds that it will continuously work with local rights holders and partners to expand its catalog to include more local offerings globally. Full podcast catalogs of the global streaming giant will be launched in the majority of these markets. Other offerings include providing a personalized experience to users through its home screen and browse and search features. Upon launch in these markets, Spotify will be available on mobile and desktop web players.