Yet more news on the impending Spotify US launch has surfaced today. This time we’re hearing that the popular music streaming service will be launching soon, possibly even this week, but it will be invite-only to allow the service to scale. Those with preview accounts will have invites to send out, and access will expand from there.
Spotify just finished off a $100 million round of financing in preparation for the US launch. So far licensing deals with UMG, EMI and Sony have been finalized. A deal with Warner Music is still in the works, though. Even those lucky few who get invites early may not see all the tracks they want.
It’s still unclear how this possible invite-only service could work out if Spotify is integrated with Facebook, as previously rumored. How do you think the Spotify launch will go?