Spotify not hitting the U.S. in 2010

Spotify not hitting the U.S. in 2010
Spotify CEO Daniel Ek has said today that the service will likely not hit the U.S. this year, despite promises since 2009.

While still hopeful, Elk says the company now cannot "commit to a specific date."

When it does launch, however, it will cost $10 per month, much cheaper than the 10 euros it costs currently in EU nations.

During the interview, Elk also denied having knowledge of Apple knowingly painting Spotify in an ugly light to the Big 4 record labels in an effort to keep their monopoly on the digital music business.

"I donít actually try to focus on what Apple is doing, or what others are doing," he added. "I am, first and foremost, a user."

Whether or not Apple has had any say in the decision, the American labels have made it clear they are not close to signing any Spotify deal for the U.S., even though similar deals are already in place in Europe.

Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 7 Dec 2010 22:07
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