Spotify extends free listening period in United States

March 29, 2012 by Bryne Yancey

Spotify extends free listening period in United States

Spotify announced in an email today that they'd be indefinitely extending the free listening period to US subscribers. Via Hypebot:

"'We’ve been so overwhelmed by the US response to Spotify that we’ve extended the honeymoon for unlimited free listening,' the company said in a brief email this morning.  It's an expensive choice for Spotify who must pay rightsholders for every stream. Ad revenues and income from the estimated 10% of customers who pay for Spotify Premium, currently covers only a portion of that cost."

This means that the free, ad-supported model of Spotify used by the vast majority of listeners in the US will continue to exist for the foreseeable future.

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