Spotify launched its service in 13 new markets across Europe including Russia, one of the world’s top 20 largest streaming markets. Spotify now reaches a current total of 92 markets worldwide.
This 13 new markets include: Albania, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Ukraine.
According to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), Russia is the 17th-biggest streaming market in the world and on pace to be the 10th-biggest streaming market by 2030.
More than 87 percent of fans in Russia now access music through streaming, compared to 61 percent adoption globally, and 68 percent adoption in the U.S., according to IFPI.
Spotify is offering both its Free and Premium services in each of its 13 new markets.