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Spotify Technology S.A.
Spotify logo with text.svg
Foundation date2006
HeadquartersStockholm, Sweden [1][2]
country of originSweden
Founder(s)Daniel Ek, Martin Lorentzon
Alexa rank124 (January 2018)[3]
Available inMultilingual
Current statusActive

Spotify (/ˈspɒtɪf/) is an online music streaming service.[4][5] It offers streaming of over 30 million songs (most of them are actually sound effects).[4] The service was founded in 2006 by Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon.[4] Spotify has around 140 million active registered users. There are two versions of Spotify: a premium monthly subscription service and a free service which is supported by advertising.[4] As of December 2017, Spotify is available in 61 countries, including Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, India and the United States.

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The Spotify web page instantly creates a listing of local music files which the user has stored on their computer or other devices. It does not mechanically duplicate or import the listing of music files. If the user prefers not to use the listing utility it can be inactivated in the preferences software application. The files created on the user’s computer can be imported to any device such as a mobile device with the use of the mobile client, or even upload these files to the Spotify Software Application. Users may only import or copy files that they have legally attained, even though the user has the choice to not utilize the Spotify service to import or copy their content that they have downloaded from other sites illegally online.[6]

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  1. "Spotify 'worth $1bn' inflates dotcom bubble fears". This is Money.
  2. "The company HQ is currently in London, UK, with further offices in Stockholm, Gothenburg and New York". Archived from the original on 2012-12-13. Retrieved 2012-12-16.
  3. " - Traffic Details from Alexa". Alexa Internet, Inc. Archived from the original on February 6, 2017. Retrieved January 19, 2018.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 "Press: Background information". Spotify. Archived from the original on 2012-03-25. Retrieved 2012-03-27.
  5. "What is Spotify", How it Works Book of Amazing Technology, Imagine Publishing, p. 113, 2011, ISBN 978-1-908222-0-84
  6. "Music for everyone".

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