Russia welcomes Spotify


Whereas Spotify is working towards an IPO later this year, word came out that an office will be opened in Russia. Spotify Russia will be lead by Alexander Kubaneishvili, who used to work on business development for Google. Estimated launch in Russia is third quarter of this year.

Step 1 into BRIC- Block 
Moving to Russia means moving into one of the so-called ‘BRIC’ territories: Brazil, Russia, India and China. Territories with huge populations and fast growth because the economies are less mature than those in the Western world. Rumors are, that Spotify is also preparing a launch in Brazil and several other Latin American countries. 

Over 50 countries and counting
Russia is not Spotify’s first country in Eastern Europe: Poland, Slovakia, Bulgaria and several others have all welcomed the streaming service. Check out all countries here.

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