Spotify To Be Available In Nigeria, As Streaming Platform Announce Expansion Across 80+ new markets

Spotify To Be Available In Nigeria, As Streaming Platform Announce Expansion

Music Streaming Platform Spotify is expanding into over 80 new markets in more than 36 new languages – including key territories across Africa such as Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, and Zimbabwe.

In total, these 80 markets house more than a billion people with nearly half of them already using the internet, says Spotify. The vast expansion over the coming days means that Spotify will be active in more than 173 markets.

The news comes close to a year after Spotify rival Apple Music announced its expansion into 52 new global markets, taking its total reach to 167 markets.

Spotify’s announcement on February 22 was delivered by its Chief Freemium Business Officer, Alex Norström, during the company’s Stream On event.

Norström explained that SPOT will launch in as many of these markets as possible ‘”with a core library of content and features that will evolve over time”.

He added that “we believe there could be more than 1 billion potential Spotify users” in these markets.

Spotify blog post expanding on the news, states that its Free and Premium plans will be available across all the new markets, while in select markets, the company’s Individual, Family, Duo, and Student Plan options will be offered.

Spotify has also announced a new HiFi subscription which will launch in select markets later this year.

The full list of new markets includes:

Angola
Antigua and Barbuda
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Bahamas
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belize
Benin
Bhutan
Botswana
Brunei
Darussalam
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cabo Verde
Cambodia
Cameroon
Chad
Comoros
Côte d’Ivoire
Curaçao
Djibouti
Dominica
Equatorial
Guinea
Eswatini
Fiji
Gabon
Gambia
Georgia
Ghana
Grenada
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana
Haiti
Jamaica
Kenya
Kiribati
Kyrgyzstan
Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Lesotho
Liberia
Macau
Madagascar
Malawi
Maldives
Mali
Marshall Islands
Mauritania
Mauritius
Micronesia
Mongolia
Mozambique
Namibia
Nauru
Nepal
Niger
Nigeria
Pakistan
Palau
Papua New Guinea
Rwanda
Samoa
San Marino
Sao Tome and Principe
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Solomon Islands
Sri Lanka
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Lucia
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Suriname
Tanzania
Timor-Leste
Togo
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tuvalu
Uganda
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Zambia
Zimbabwe

“WE BELIEVE THERE COULD BE MORE THAN 1 BILLION POTENTIAL SPOTIFY USERS.” – ALEX NORSTRÖM

Said Alex Norström: “Spotify will be expanding into more than 80 new markets worldwide. With these launches, we’re on our way to turning on all of the key remaining markets where we don’t have Spotify today.

“We’re launching across Asia and Africa, the Caribbean, Europe [and] Latin America. Together, these markets represent more than a billion people with nearly half of them already using the Internet.

“Some of the places we’re going, like Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nigeria have the fastest growing Internet populations in the world.

“A new generation of creators and listeners is rising, carried by passion and creativity and empowered by big advances in technology.”

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