Spotify Expands Content: Full-Length Music Videos Join the Lineup

Spotify Expands Content: Full-Length Music Videos Join the Lineup

By Staff Writer, 15 March 2024

Spotify, the Swedish music streaming giant, is making a bold move into the realm of music videos with the launch of full-length videos in a limited beta version, exclusively available to its premium subscribers.

This marks Spotify's entry into a domain long dominated by YouTube, a platform synonymous with music video consumption for almost two decades.

The rollout of music videos will commence in select countries, including the UK, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Brazil, Colombia, Philippines, Indonesia, and Kenya, starting Wednesday (March 13th), according to the company's announcement.

This strategic move is part of Spotify's overarching ambition to expand its user base, with aspirations to reach a staggering 1 billion users by the year 2030.

However, Spotify faces formidable competition in this arena from industry heavyweights like Apple Music and YouTube, the latter of which offers free access to a vast library of music videos.

Spotify's plan entails offering a curated selection of music videos, encompassing global chart-toppers such as Ed Sheeran alongside beloved local artists like Aluna.

This initiative follows Spotify's earlier introduction of "clips" in March of the previous year, which are brief, under-30-second vertical videos directly uploaded by artists to the platform.

Moreover, the company has been diversifying its content offerings by incorporating podcasts and audiobooks into its repertoire, a strategic maneuver aimed at enhancing its appeal to a broader audience.

Source: Arsheeya Bajwa / Reuters

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