Spotify One Week Later: 70,000 U.S. Subscribers And Counting.

  • July 26, 2011 9:35 am

The popular european-based streaming service, Spotify, has been available in the U.S. for a little over a week now. What do they have to show for themselves?

According to Billboard whom cites three separate labels/publisher executives, Spotify has now crossed 70,000+ paying subscribers. To put that in comparison’s sake, Rhapsody has over 800,000 subscribers — though they’ve been in business since as far back as 2001. (I’m waiting to hear back from Spotify on any official numbers.)

While I have talked about Spotify many times on Gadgetsteria over the last couple of years, I must admit that I cancelled my subscription after 5 days. Why? Despite a 15,000,000+ song library of, I found a lot of the more obscure/indie/european music that I listen to was either sorely lacking or nonexistent — an odd trait considering the European roots. Nonetheless, I still think Spotify is a great service that everyone should at least try.

Any U.S. based Spotify newbies care to share their experiences thus far?

Via: Hothardware


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