We reported yesterday that Spotify is teaming up with Facebook to launch a new music service (that seems to be a pretty popular way to make money these days), but here is news that something like that won’t happen – not at least two more record labels agree to jump aboard the bandwagon, of course. There won’t be any Spotify within Facebook until that happens. Why so? Read on to find out.
Never mind that Spotify is doing great in Sweden, its home ground, and has already rolled out in Finland, France, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain and the UK, but it has yet to be released in the US, and the two week timeframe that some sites have reported seems to be rather overly optimistic. Some sources do point towards Spotify having secured a couple of big unnamed record labels, but will need two more labels to throw their hat into the ring before it can be launched in the US.
As such a negotiation is going to be drawn out and complex, the speculated two week timeframe might just be premature, but who are we to say that somehow, someway, a miracle happens and all the top executives are able to agree on all the relevant points in the shortest time possible? Stranger things have happened, I suppose.
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