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Canada Welcomes Spotify

Spotify announced that its commercial music streaming service is now available in Canada.

For more information visit: www.spotify.ca


Unedited press release follows

Spotify is Live in Canada!

Comprehensive Music Service Includes the Best Canadian Music For All Canadians

TORONTO, Sept. 30, 2014 – Hello everybody. We are pleased to announce that Spotify is officially live in Canada on mobile, tablet and desktop!

“Spotify is launching in Canada with a comprehensive catalogue featuring the best local music from every genre, region and generation,” said Ken Parks, Chief Content Officer, Spotify. “This is a Spotify that has been tailor made for Canadian music fans.”

Starting today, from Vancouver to Winnipeg, Montreal, St. John’s and everywhere in-between, fans have immediate access to:

An unbeatable music experience: listen to whatever music you want, whenever you want, on any device. Discover, organise and share. Offering amazing audio quality of up to 320kbps and with a sleek design, playing your favourite music never looked and felt this good.

Unrivalled music access: over 20 million songs at your fingertips and updated daily, mixing global hits with one of the most extensive Canadian music catalogues available including a comprehensive Quebecois library. Check out music from your friends and favourite celebrities. Add in our unbeatable music discovery and organisation tools and Spotify has all your music needs covered.

Play your way: Download the Spotify app and listen to any song, album or artist, on any device on our fully licensed free tier. Shuffle play on mobile or play any song on tablet or desktop. Alternatively, upgrade to Spotify Premium for $10 CAD per month and enjoy the ultimate music experience: download and listen to you music offline, fully on-demand, without ads, in highest quality audio.

Diet Coke, Honda Canada, Heineken, SUBWAY® Restaurants, and TD are Exclusive Launch Partners

Spotify is live today in Canada with the kind love and support of our exclusive launch partners including Diet Coke, Heineken, Honda Canada, SUBWAY® Restaurants, TD, as well as global launch partner The Coca-Cola Company. All brands began seeding invitation codes to their fans prior to today and will continue to leverage the power of music to connect with their customers across Canada.

About Spotify
Spotify is an award-winning digital music service that gives you on-demand access to over 20 million tracks. Our dream is to make all the world’s music available instantly to everyone, wherever and whenever you want it. Spotify makes it easier than ever to discover, manage and share music with your friends, while making sure that artists get a fair deal.

Spotify is now available in 58 markets globally with more than 40 million active users, and over 10 million paying subscribers.

Since its launch in Sweden in 2008, Spotify has driven more than US$1bn to rights holders. Spotify is now the second biggest source of digital music revenue for labels in Europe, and the biggest and most successful music streaming service of its kind globally.

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