By Our Reporter
Spotify, a popular music streaming platform, is now available in Uganda.
It boasts of over 70 million international and local songs and over 4 billion playlists. The platform offers everyday new music, and algorithmic recommendations personalised to each listener’s music taste.
“We are incredibly excited about the opportunity to bring together creators and listeners around the world. As we’ve expanded our international reach over the years, we’ve connected over 8 million artists with listeners across nearly every continent, putting Spotify firmly at the heart of the global audio economy,” said Alex Norström, Chief Freemium Business Officer of Spotify. “Launching in these new markets is a key next step to fulfilling our ongoing commitment to building a truly borderless audio ecosystem.”
The Spotify service is available for free or with an upgrade to Spotify Premium, a subscription service that offers an ad-free music listening experience.
Users will be able to upgrade to Spotify Premium for the ultimate Spotify experience for 10,000 UGX per month. The Premium Family plan is available for 16,000 UGX for up to 6 family members living under one roof. Spotify Premium for Students will cost 5,000 UGX per month.
“African creators have always pushed boundaries, innovating and creating incredible sounds and starting from today we are giving them access and the opportunity to connect with a global audience of fans. By bringing in a best in class product and a localized experience made for Africa, we will contribute to boosting the growth of the local streaming ecosystem,” said Phiona Okumu, Spotify Head of Music Sub-Saharan Africa. “We hope our new listeners are going to love the revolutionary audio experience we are bringing to the rest of the continent.”