Spotify set to launch streaming service in S Korea in 2021

Spotify


Seoul, Dec 19 : Global streaming giant Spotify is planning to launch a music streaming service in South Korea, home to the booming K-pop industry, in the first half of 2021. It would give listeners here access to around 60 million tracks and over 4 billion playlists, according to the Swedish firm. It also expected the move to help Korean artists of various music genres to reach their fans here and abroad, reports Yonhap news agency. "We are excited about our upcoming launch in South Korea, a market recognized as an epicenter for music, culture and tech innovation," said Alex Norstrom, Chief Freemium business officer of Spotify. "We are looking forward to working with our valued local partners to uncover more Korean artists, and to connect them with fans in South Korea and all over the world," Norstrom said. Spotify has been running K-pop playlists since 2014. It noted that the portion of K-pop listening has jumped by more than 2,000 percent over the last six years, with total streaming time reaching 180 billion minutes. Launched in 2008, Spotify provides music streaming service to around 320 million listeners in 92 markets. /IANS




Related

Twitter exploring Facebook-style emoji reactions
San Francisco, March 25 : Twitter is working on a new feature where its users will be able to express themselves in Facebook-style emojis. The m

Truecaller appoints Rishit Jhunjhunwala as MD India
New Delhi, March 24 : Swedish caller identification app Truecaller on Wednesday announced the appointment of Rishit Jhunjhunwala as the Managing Direc

Twitter announces measures to protect India assembly polls
New Delhi, March 24 : As the assembly polls in Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Puducherry inch closer, Twitter on Wednesday said it is impl