Spotify might have just inadvertently announced their expansion into South Africa this week by advertising a Senior Editor/Music Programmer position in South Africa on their website.
With the rise of African music markets in Nigeria and Kenya, it’s no surprise that the popular online music streaming service will make its way South—which would be music to the ears of South African music fans.
Following Deezer and Joox, Spotify will be entering a market on the rise, as depicted in a report by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) published in April this year.
The report stated that total South African streaming revenue increased from $1,877,000 in 2015 to $8,150,000 in 2016, a massive growth of 334.2 percent in just one year.
The streaming service is available in Europe, the Americas, Australia, New Zealand and parts of Asia and boasts a catalogue of more than 30 million songs.
There is no confirmed date for when or if Spotify will arrive in Mzansi as yet, but keep an eye on Pulse for updates (hopefully) later this year.