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Spotify moving closer to US release


It seems, according to the New York Post, that Spotify is coming to the US imminently.

Spotify is a Luxembourg-based streaming, ad-supported or subscription based all-you-can-eat music service, currently only available in Sweden, Norway, Finland, the UK, France, Spain and the Netherlands -- much to the dismay of many US music lovers. Spotify is supported on both the Mac and iOS platforms in these countries.

According to The Post, music-industry sources familiar with the discussions between Spotify and major US music companies suggest that a deal between Spotify and Sony Music is just days away. Spotify has also reportedly gained the support of at least one other major music company. However, a Spotify spokesman told The Post, "Negotiations are progressing well, but [we have] nothing to confirm at this stage."

The last we heard on the matter was early last December when Spotify CEO Daneil Ek said, "[the labels] are still trying to get their heads around the space. They are seeing what we are seeing, with mobile and social. They want to make sure that if this is going to move on to be the next thing they want make sure they are setting the right precedents with free models, ad models, subscription models," according to an interview conducted by Mark Sullivan of PC World.

Back then, it didn't look like things were going to be moving forward anytime soon, but in light of The Post's report, it seems some serious head-way has been made. Here's hoping, for our US readers, that we'll see some exciting announcements in the coming days.

[Via Boy Genius]

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