Spotify to Launch in 85 New Countries

Spotify to Launch in 85 New Countries


Spotify, an audio streaming service, and the world’s sixth-largest music market is already available in 93 markets and supporting more than 60 languages but now the company is planning to add 36 languages for expanding its geographical footprint to more than 80 new countries.

A few days ago, at a live streaming event, the company made an announcement to launch Spotify in 85 new countries or areas that represent over 1 billion potential new listeners. 

Below, you can see the list of 85 new markets Spotify is launching in: 

Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Botswana, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Chad, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Curaçao, Djibouti, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Eswatini, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Macau, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Micronesia, Mongolia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. 

According to this Swedish firm:

“Having more listeners on our platform creates more opportunities for artists and podcasters to make a living from their work. And more creators means more audio content for our users to discover,” said Alex Norström, Spotify’s chief freemium business officer. “This creates an essential flywheel between creators and listeners that is the foundation of our business — and in the end, it is what will propel the audio industry forward.” 

Spotify launched in 2008 as a music streaming platform but later allowed its users to listen to podcasts, audiobooks, and meditations. And in the fourth quarter of 2020, the company reached 345 million monthly active users across 95 countries. Additionally, of those 155 million are premium paying subscribers and charging $9.99 for getting access to the premium service.

Nonetheless, Spotify claimed to make free and premium plans that would be available across every select market.

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