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Spotify to show up Stateside in Q3?

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 6:34PM EST

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Spotify’s Senior VP, Paul Brown, confirmed in an interview that his company is already in talks with U.S. partners to try and bring the subscription service to the U.S. by Q3 2010. For those not familiar with Spotify, the online music service to which over 7 million Europeans subscribe, you get up to speed here. “We’re buying server space in random parts of the states and there are licensing discussions too,” said Brown “but they are going fine because we’re in a long-term partnership with the labels and publishers.” The tiered service currently has over 325,000 paid subscribers in Europe. The announcement draws the praise or ire of two factions: those who see the value in music subscription services due to the variety and selection of their catalog, and those who shudder at the thought of not owning, possessing, and otherwise dominating their entire music collection. We’re interested to hear from both camps. Does a service like Spotify, with the ability to listen offline on your mobile, interest you? Or is the thought of not holding the deed to your music make you sick to your stomach?