Feeds

Spotify trumpets move to US (and little else)

European invasion

Intelligent flash storage arrays

UK-based music-streaming service Spotify has just announced that it's coming to the US.

But that's all we know. The oh-so-popular service has merely thrown up a clickless web page with no information about when they'll be avalable for US listeners, what parts – all? – of its collection will be available in the US, and how much it will cost.

Spotify is coming to the US

Not a lot of detail – but they do seem rather jazzed about crossing the pond, eh?

Oh, the page lets you enter your email address so that they can spam send you information as it becomes available.

Not a bad couple of weeks for Spotify and its CEO Daniel Ek. As AllThingsD revealed on June 17, the company bagged "around $100 million" from investment/venture firms Digital Sky Technologies, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Beyers, and Accel Partners. The investment round would put Spotify's valuation at around $1bn.

That steaming heap of moola – on paper or otherwise – couldn't have hurt Spotify in its apparently successful negotiations with major recording labels.

And, yes, there have been rumors of Spotify being integrated with Facebook. That might be in the cards in the US, but whether that'll be Spotify's sole US distribution medium seems unlikely.

After all, Zuckerberg has his whole new Skype toy to play with. That should keep him and his 750,000 Facebooking friends occupied for a bit, in any case.

One thing is certain: in the midst of all the talk about music winging its way into the cloud – preceded by an "i" or otherwise – when Spotify comes stateside, the US online-tunes landscape will change, and in a big way. ®

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

More from The Register

next story
UNIX greybeards threaten Debian fork over systemd plan
'Veteran Unix Admins' fear desktop emphasis is betraying open source
Netscape Navigator - the browser that started it all - turns 20
It was 20 years ago today, Marc Andreeesen taught the band to play
Redmond top man Satya Nadella: 'Microsoft LOVES Linux'
Open-source 'love' fairly runneth over at cloud event
Chrome 38's new HTML tag support makes fatties FIT and SKINNIER
First browser to protect networks' bandwith using official spec
Admins! Never mind POODLE, there're NEW OpenSSL bugs to splat
Four new patches for open-source crypto libraries
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Three 1TB solid state scorchers up for grabs
Big SSDs can be expensive but think big and think free because you could be the lucky winner of one of three 1TB Samsung SSD 840 EVO drives that we’re giving away worth over £300 apiece.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.