Spotify rakes up over 70,000 paid subscribers in the US

Posted on Jul 28 2011 - 2:34pm by Thomas Sharp

Since arriving in the United States less than two weeks ago, Spotify has already signed up more than 70,000 paying subscribers. The number, which is not yet confirmed by Spotify, has been released by Billboard, who said that the label executives have confirmed the number.

It has been an obsession of Spotify to take their business across the Atlantic. Their American release has been delayed due to some problems in talks with record labels and has already been resolved.

With 10 million users in its first week in the U.S., Spotify will surely get past rivals like Rdio and Mog, even if it still has a lot of catching up to do with Rhapsody’s 800,00 paying subscribers.

When Billboard emailed Spotify creator Daniel Ek, his company’s Vice President of Marketing Angela Watts replied and did not comment on the numbers, but said, “The launch of Spotify in the US has exceeded our expectations in both the response to invitations for the free service as well as subscriptions. We aren’t going to discuss numbers at this stage but we are excited to be here and confident that Americans will love Spotify as much as they already do in Europe.”

Spotify was launched in the U.S. not more than two weeks ago. It has a native desktop application and a music player that looks to rival Apple’s iTunes. Thanks to its advertisers, its library of 15 million songs can be played for free.

 

via: Geeky Gadgets

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