There is no sure thing, but at this point it seems that Spotify is negotiating offer music on mobile phones. According to the media reports The Verge , the music service via streaming sat (and will continue in the coming weeks) to negotiate with major labels in order to begin offering the free form of Spotify on mobile devices and tablets.
The company also is negotiating to reduce licensing costs in order to offer a more complete service to their customers. Until now, users of the free account or free only can listen to music from a computer, so if you want to enjoy your favorite music into the phone they have to switch to the Premium, for a monthly fee of 10 euros. The company could get a response on the part of the record from the coming weeks.
Several industry-related sources have confirmed to The Verge that Spotify has already met with Warner Music and will do with Sony and Universal in the coming weeks, but the fact is that the Swedish company has refused to provide statements. The firm would be interested in negotiating a reduction in the price of licensing music. Is your goal? Compete effectively against companies like Apple that offer similar services. And at this point, after reaching the world on October 7, 2008, the profitability of Spotify remains unconfirmed.
The company already has 5 million paid subscribers and 20 million users in total. The problem is that Spotify has to pay about 70% of income received to cover costs in licenses that claim the record. The firm employs 20% in new customers and 10% remaining in keeping the company, including paying salaries, facilities, infrastructure and miscellaneous expenses.
Sources close to the record confirms that they have no intention of giving in to the requests of Spotify, or those of any other company that decides to ask something. Distribution platforms like Sweden have their hands tied. And it is that the record companies have multiple alternatives, read Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon or Sony. So it is less clear that Spotify gets export the music to mobile devices to popularize the interest of users, yet little given to use this platform since its smartphone pocket.
Spotify has, however, some advantages over Apple still leading in the field of music downloads. And is that for the first time in this short history of music online, buying songs dropped to make way for a more practical, the music streaming. Spotify would have to achieve a positive agreement with record labels (both issue of license fees as in the export of music to mobile for free) to keep the interest of users and gain advantage over giants like Amazon or Apple.