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Rumour: Spotify may launch next week in US

Earlier this week Neowin reported that Spotify would finally be coming to the U.S. Today we have learned that it may be coming quicker than previously expected and is rumoured to make its debut next week.

The Wall Street Journal have reported that Spotify have informed the executives of the record labels that it plans to launch in the middle of next week. Universal Music Group, Sony Music and EMI have all agreed to the streaming of their content on the service.

Sources close to the matter assure us that the rumour is true, however Spotify haven’t yet given any confirmation about the date, nor about any upcoming date of release.

The Swedish company became well known in Europe for their service, which provides music streaming. The basic service allows the user to listen to 20 hours of music, which tops up 5 hours each week however once the hours are gone, forces the user to move to a paid service. Previously a user could insert an invite code and be given unlimited music for the cost of nothing however due to an overuse of the codes, which caused the company to not profit, they were forced to revamp its pricing and removed said feature.

With movie streaming services doing very well in the US, it’s a good choice by Spotify to start providing their service there. It appears Americans enjoy using streaming services and this will surely give them the great music streaming service that they’ve been waiting for.

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