The Silicon Review
08 Febuary, 2019
Sweden’s Spotify, the premium music app will be rolled out in India by this year’s March. Therefore, the fans have to wait a bit longer than expected.
According to a report published by Hindustan Times, the company is facing different issues before it officially launches the app. The issues are related to contracts between Spotify and local music labels and customizing the app for the local audience.
Bhusan Kumar, the MD of record label T-series stated last year that Spotify was dealing with many of the major right holders in India which also included T-series. T-series’s deal with Spotify is on.
Recently, Spotify invited few journalists for a conference in Mumbai. But the conference did not take place.
The report states that Spotify was scheduled to officially launch in India on January 31.
Whenever the app will be launched, the music platform will compete with the Indian apps like Gaana, JioSaavn, Hungama, and Wynk Music. Apart from that, other music platforms such as Google Music, Amazon Music, and Apple Music have already made their debut in India.
Spotify has already rolled out a lie version of the platform of the main app for low-end smartphones, and it can cope up with slow networks.
The music platform has been already launched in 13 Middle Eastern markets, i.e. the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Egypt, but not in Libya, Iraq, and Yemen. The app also tapped into some other markets in Northern Africa.
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