Good news: Yes, Spotify is indeed coming to mobile phones. Bad news: we’re going to have to pay for it. These were the words from the horse’s mouth when Spotify CEO Daniel Ek spoke at The Great Escape music conference over the weekend.
The word is that very few people – certainly in the UK – have signed up for Spotify’s £9.99 a month Premium service and this is just the kind of value content that’ll make people change their minds. Ek also dropped a large one that there’ll be some other bits and pieces to beef the package up in terms of social networking, exclusive track access and, most interestingly, music recommendations. He said:
“We definitely want to have music recommendations, but we would never recommend tracks ourselves.
“I’d love to work with someone like Last.fm and in a couple of days you’ll see an announcement for something like that.”
Well, the best way to work with some like Last.fm is to actually work with Last.fm and I’ve got a tenner down says that’s what we’re going to hear.
So, what do you think? Will you pay for Spotify on the go, given that it’ll probably work out side of connectivity too? Or has it just become the same as any old service with this announcement. Let us know in the comments – YES! THEY’RE BACK ON!!!!!
(via Brand Republic)
We’ve already know what Spotify has in store for the iPhone but job ads spied on the Swedish company’s website today show that they’ve got plans to bring the music streaming service to Android and S60 phones as well.
The description is for software engineers who will “help us make Spotify mobile”…