Spotify to launch in US on Thursday

11:07, July 14, 2011      

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European music service Spotify is set to launch in the United States on Thursday, according to media reports.

The streaming service will be available in the morning by invitation and through subscription.

"Spotify is a new way to listen to and manage your music, discover new tracks and share songs and playlists with friends – music whenever you want it, wherever you are," the company said in a statement.

Spotify's streaming music and subscription service have long been popular in Europe since its launch in late 2008, and the company has been aiming for a US launch for nearly as long.

Spotify has inked agreements with Sony Corp Music Entertainment, EMI Music, and Vivendi SA's Universal Music Group in the last few months. It is expected to close a deal with Warner Music Group by launch or soon after, according to a source.

Source: Xinhua
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