Yesterday, Swedish audio streaming and media services provider Spotify announced at its ‘Stream On’ event for creators and partners that it plans to launch in 85 new markets over the next few days, an areas that represent more than 1 billion potential new listeners to the platform.
Spotify was available in 93 markets after the company officially launched in South Korea, the world’s sixth-largest music market, on Feb. 1.
The 85 new markets include; Pakistan, Spain, Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Spotify now supports more than 60 languages natively, after adding native support for 36 new languages, including Swahili as the East African Language.
Today, Music lovers in Uganda were surprised when they woke up with the news that the giant music streaming platform was already operating in the state. We hope this will be the biggest blessing for Ugandan creatives like Musicians, Podcasters to benefit from digital forms like this one. Spotify joins Music streaming platforms like Tidal that launched in Uganda as early as August 2018.
Here’s the full list of 85 new markets Spotify is launching in:
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.