Thursday, 20 September, 2018

Spotify enters South African market

Spotify Launches Service in Israel at $6 a Month Spotify launches music streaming service in Israel
Allan Lindsey | 14 March, 2018, 00:37

Apple Music has reached 38 million paid subscribers, up from 36 million in February. Apple SVP of internet Software and Services Eddy Cue stated that the Apple music has gained two million new subscribers in a month at an interview at South by Southwest festival. A subscription for Apple Music and (Google) Play Music also costs Euro 5 per month.

Apple, Spotify, Google and other services charge USD9.99 a month for music.

Its music streaming market is dominated by players such as Apple Music, Google Play, France's Deezer and Simfy Africa, with only a few local operators such as mobile phone operator's MTN and Cell C with MTN Music+ and Black.

Spotify launched in 2008 and is now available in more than 60 countries, but a big question mark over its model remains whether it can find enough subscribers and other revenue to pay for the mountain of royalty fees to record labels and artists.

Hearthstone's next expansion sees players enter The Witchwood
For Echo , players will be able to play multiple of the same card if they have the Echo keyword, and the mana too. This will allow us to use a card that's already been played, no matter how many times it's been used before.

The service is free for the first month and then is R59.99 per month after the trial for the premium membership.

Apple has bought digital magazine distributor Texture to extend its subscription services beyond music and online storage. And with Spotify's 159 million free listeners who also listen to ads, it's clear that this new concept of radio may have a long ways to go before saturation.

Spotify Technology SA plans to list on the New York Stock Exchange the week of April 2, people with knowledge of the matter said, giving the company weeks to prepare for an unconventional debut. Texture hasn't specified how many subscribers it has, but CEO John Loughlin said in a 2016 interview that the number ranged in the "hundreds of thousands".

The cool thing about Spotify is that you can use it on any device unlike, Apple music that can only be used on Apple devices. There is also a free tier.

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