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Report claims Q3 US launch for Spotify (but Spotify disagrees)


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Here’s a puzzling thing. Financial news site Bloomberg has published a story – since picked up by other sites – claiming that Spotify “aims to start U.S. operations in the third quarter”. It’s based on an interview with the company’s Paul Brown, but nowhere in the piece is he actually quoted as nailing down a specific quarter for the US launch. So we asked Spotify’s communications boss Jim Butcher, and he confirmed that the company hasn’t set itself a Q3 window – the official comment remains ‘later this year’. However, something that IS official are upcoming changes to Spotify’s iPhone app, including Last.fm scrobbling and the ability to open Spotify URLs on the iPhone. However, the biggest feature is the ability for the app to play tracks already stored on users’ iPhones or iPod touches. It’s the first time we’ve seen Spotify integrate users’ own tracks into its service. Source: Bloomberg –  Source: Music Ally Blog

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