Spotify Strike Deal For 2m New Indie Tracks

July 21, 2009 by  

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Spotify has signed a licensing deal with IODA to bring a host of new independent content to the music streaming service.

This deal will see up to 2m new tracks available on Spotify from acts as diverse as Burial, Frank Black, Bob Marley & The Wailers and Broken Social Scene. IODA was established in 2003 to broker digital deals for independent labels and artists as well as providing marketing support.

On top of the IODA catalogue, the deal also covers its international partners such as Nordic aggregator Bonnier Amigo Music Group.

CEO and founder of Spotify Daniel Ek says, “We’ve worked hard to add classical, punk and indie content from different sources and this deal with IODA is another leap forward in our mission to provide users with the biggest, most diverse musical catalogue on the planet.”

This deal comes as Spotify prepares for the next stage in its expansion, plugging important holes in its catalogue. On top of a planned mobile version, Spotify is set to launch in the US before the end of the year and is currently recruiting staff there.


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