Spotify to Launch in October? Apparently.

According to FYI Music News, Spotify, the most well-known of the global streaming music services, will finally launch in Canada sometime in October.  They’ve been wanting to get going here in Canada for some time, but the company was waiting for a ruling from the Copyright Board on fees for streaming music.

Also according to FYI Music News, Apple is planning to launch Beats in Canada in January 2015.  Given that Apple owns Beats, maybe iTunes Radio will finally debut in this country.

If true, this is good news for Canadians.  The more big names we have in the marketplace, the more quickly the streaming habit will catch on in this country.  As it stands, we’re something like 86th in the world when it comes to adoption of streaming music service.

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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