Spotify is taking over. (As if it hasn’t already…) The music streaming service is now active in the following 13 new markets: United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestinian Territories and Egypt.
The company just announced the massive Middle East and North Africa expansion this week. With this recent development, Spotify now reaches 78 markets across the globe and counting.
An official statement comes from Cecilia Qvist, Spotify’s global head of markets:
“I am super excited to share with you that, from today, Spotify is now available across the Middle East and North Africa. Spotify is launching in MENA with a full Arabic service, dozens of locally-curated playlists for every mood and moment, and access to a full catalog of millions of songs, for both our free and premium users. Music fans will also enjoy Spotify’s personalized music recommendations from day one, which will help them to enjoy, discover and share new music from both local and international artists simply and easily.”
Spotify is also introducing it’s Arab hub, where users can discover and access their favorite Arabic music. The platform’s Global Cultures initiative recently launched Latin and Afro hubs as well.
We can expect Spotify’s global takeover to continue to grow.