02/22/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 02/23/2021 02:55
As part of our ongoing commitment to building a truly borderless audio ecosystem- connecting creators, listeners, and content-Spotifyis embarking on a sweeping expansion that will introduce the world's most popular audio streaming subscription service available to more than a billion people in 80+ new markets around the world, and add 36 languages to our platform. These moves represent Spotify's broadest market expansion to date.
As we shared during today's Stream Onevent, this expansion will help ensure that sounds and stories that once remained local can reach a global audience.
Our dedication to international artists and listeners is unwavering. Working closely with local creators and partners, we'll deliver a Spotifyexperience that meets the unique needs of each market, with scaled language translations and specialized payment formats. These 80+ markets represent more than 1 billion people-potential Spotify listeners who have yet to tap into the power of our platform.
The existing rich music cultures in each of these markets will now be able to reach Spotify'sglobal audience. All this untapped music energy and access to our innovative creator tools will help propel artists to new heights and empower them to turn their passion into a profession.
Plus, giving our artists a global platform goes hand in hand with offering an unmatched catalog for our listeners. So as we enter new markets, we'll accelerate the discovery of more genres like K-Pop, reggaeton, and amapianothat have earned a place in the global music arena.
By reaching even more countries across Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, Europe, and Latin America, we're giving millions of new creators the opportunity to create, discover, and build a career in audio creation-and giving a billion new fans the opportunity to hear it. Learn more about where we're heading first in the infographic below.
In each new market, we will work with local creators and partners to expand our music offerings and deliver a Spotify experience that meets the unique needs of each market. Over time, the company aims to introduce the following offerings in each region:
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, and Zimbabwe.
*Some exceptions may apply. See local guidelines for offerings in your region.