Spotify Slashes Premium Pricing in India

For a limited time until December 31, Spotify is discounting its Premium annual plan in India by 50 percent, allowing users to get the service’s premium tier for Rs 699, the equivalent of less than one U.S. dollar per month.

The offer is open to new and existing Spotify Premium users. Those who are already on a Spotify Premium plan will have to subscribe again to benefit from the offer. The offer isn’t applicable to family plan users and those who have registered to Spotify via a third party reseller.

Spotify launched in India in February, and reported in April that it had acquired more than two million active users in the market. The company said in its Q3 earnings call that India had “outperformed our forecast by 30% this quarter”.

SPOT is currently in a legal dispute in India with Warner Music Group’s publishing company, Warner Chappell. The latter issued an injunction in India against Spotify before the streaming platform’s launch,  in an attempt to block the use of its music in the region.

The two companies are now awaiting the decision of the Bombay High Court, which will determine whether or not Spotify qualifies for the statutory license – legislation typically used by radio and TV broadcasters in India.

Source: Hindustan Times