The world’s most successful music streaming service is available almost everywhere, and soon South Africa will be one of the countries on the list.
With most of the world’s most populated countries and territories already streaming music from Spotify, South Africa seems to be their next endeavour. The move was spotted in a new job role advert on Spotifyjobs.com by tech magazine Stuff.
Spotify are searching for a “Senior Editor/Music Programmer – South Africa” positioned in London “or Dubai”. The job description basically confirms that they will launch in South Africa at some point soon, reading:
We are looking for a broadly experienced Sr. Editor/Music Programmer to join Spotify’s Shows and Editorial team, responsible for South Africa, located in London or Dubai. You will identify and curate first-rate music playlist listening and programming experiences for a multitude of our moods, moments, and genres, demonstrate a passion for performance-oriented analytics, and will have your ear to the ground in the music community, focusing South Africa. Above all, your work will impact the way the world experiences music.
Spotify haven’t given any proper details on a release or potential price tags for subscriptions yet. TechCentral in South Africa have found that the average music platform in SA costs roughly R 60, which is about $4.65. 3 years ago Spotify first revealed their plans to launch in the country but since then any arrival has been silent. Whatever was stopping them before seems to be out-of-the-way now though.