Spotify Comes to South Africa


By PAUL BOTHNER MUSIC | March 15, 2018
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Spotify, one of the worlds biggest music SaaS platforms has finally come to South Africa. Now, instead of buying CDs or downloading music from iTunes, you can stream it online.

“Spotify is very excited to announce our launch in South Africa today. We have had the continent in our sights for a while and are finally able to offer South African fans access to all the music they already love on Spotify, while helping them to enjoy, discover and share new music from both local and international artists simply and easily.” said Michael Krause, Spotify MD, EMEA.

We live in an online era, where CDs and hard drives full of movies and music are becoming obsolete. It’s a time where instead of buying software, people pay a subscription fee to, in essence, “rent” what they want; this is known as software as a service or SaaS.

SaaS platforms have become all the rage, and are an influential element of the fourth industrial revolution. The SaaS business model has become so successful that even traditional companies like Microsoft have started to adopt it. That is why Microsoft office can no longer be bought but instead has become a monthly subscription service.

Spotify has a library of over 159 million songs, all of which you can access for free, assuming you don’t mind listening to adverts now and then. If you’re not a big fan of adverts, you can pay for a premium Spotify account which will only set you back about R60 a month. That’s less than the cost of a single CD!

With Spotify, you never have to worry about running out of storage space, backing up your music, or losing your music, since all the songs are hosted online. All you need to access one of the vastest music libraries on the planet is an internet connection. Check out Spotify and see what the fuss is all about!


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