Spotify has created a lightweight software application that allows instant listening to specific tracks or albums with virtually no buffering delay. It was launched in the fall of 2008 and had approximately 10 million users by September 2010. Spotify offers streaming music from major and independent record labels including Sony, EMI, Warner Music Group, and Universal. Users download Spotify and then log onto their service enabling the on-demand streaming of music. Music can be browsed by artist, album, record label, genre or playlist as well as by direct searches. URL:


Head Office: Luxembourg, LUX
Paris, FRA
Oslo, NOR
Stockholm, SWE
Madrid, ESP
New York, USA
Amsterdam, NLD
Established: 2006 7
Capital: $537,779,080
Employees: 2117
People: Daniel Ek, Co-founder
Martin Lorentzon, Co-founder
Angela Watts, VP, Marketing & Communications
Andy Wiggan, Project Manager- Payment Solutions
Pascal De Mul, Head of Hardware Partnerships
Competitors: simfy, Rdio, 8tracks Radio, SoundCloud, Grooveshark, Deezer, Pandora Media
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