Video of the Day: Spotify Finally Launches in the United States

Drumroll please: The award-winning streaming music service Spotify has finally launched in the United States. Available in various countries across Europe for some time now, Spotify has been the envy of many American music lovers for years. Through it, users can access millions of tracks and browse by album, record label, playlist, genre, artist and more. There are both free services and a premium paid version.

It took some time for Spotify to cross the big pond because its executives were locked in lengthy negotiations with some of the bigger record companies, which refused to give listeners access to their songs for free.

Matching the excitement of many across the United States, Spotify launched this morning with a one-minute video of cartoon jubilation. "It's never been this easy to discover, to share, to play," the video claims. "All your favorite music. All your friends in one place. It's how music was meant to be enjoyed."

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Nicholas Jackson is a former associate editor at The Atlantic.

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