Music streaming company Spotify Technology S.A. has launched its service in Israel on Monday at a press conference in Tel Aviv.
According to Variety's report, Spotify is now allowing its users to help add metadata to their songs with Line-Up, a new music metadata editor. Last we heard, Apple just last month noted that Apple Music had 36 million subscribers, which is to say the company's streaming service saw a 5% bump in users in just about four weeks time.
In Vietnam, would-be customers pay 59,000 Vietnamese Dong per month for a subscription - equivalent to around $2.50 per day. Unlike Spotify, Apple offers a three-month free trial before subscribers are hit with a $9.99 monthly subscription fee. The free service has adverts that will play every few songs, and does not let users download content or give them access to their smart playlists.
Spotify has today gone live in South Africa, Israel and Vietnam, meaning that the platform is now available in 64 countries worldwide. Features no adverts, offline listening, unlimited skips, high-quality audio, shuffle play. In Israel, Spotify faces competition from worldwide streaming services such as Apple Music, Deezer, and Tidal, as well as local services offered by Israel-based cellular carriers.
The company not only checks whether your submissions match what other users are saying, but also keeps track of your past performance.