Apparently there’s no money shifting hands in this deal, Facebook doesn’t pay Spotify anything for this and Spotify doesn’t pay Facebook anything either – both parties believe the agreement of teaming up will be of benefit to both of them.
Even though Spotify will now be able to reach out to millions of new users, their service will still be limited to the same countries as usual, which are Finland, France, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom.
Spotify offers a free subscription that allows 10 hours of music each month and a Premium subscription at around €10.
PS: There’s actually a way around the country limitations of Spotify. I’m living in Malta and I’ve been subscribing to Spotify Premium for quite a while now. To be honest, I can’t really remember how I got through signup, whether or not it requires a United Kingdom IP address or if that doesn’t matter, they just need a zip code within the UK and of course you also need a credit card that will work and this is where it gets tricky. Probably the easiest thing is to find a friend in the UK and transfer the monthly subscription to him and have him login at your Spotify account to enter his credit card details.
This whole procedure is probably not allowed Spotify… but I’m guessing they don’t mind having paying customers? However, I’m likely going to cancel Spotify if/when Apple launches something cloud-based for iTunes, if it’s a good deal of course.
Speaking of Facebook, are you a member of the TechPatio Faceobok page yet…?