The German spotify-type-of-service “Simfy” just announced it’s partnership with the German Facebook-kind-of-service “StudiVZ”. It sounds a little bit funny – but this is big news because StudiVZ and it’s aditional sites MeinVZ and SchuelerVZ reaches over 385 million visits a month. Users of the VZ-networks are going to be offered a free desktop app called “Simfy–VZ Edition” wich provides them with access to Simfy’s full streaming music catalogue. The offered music streaming is ad-supported. As StudiVZ targets mainly students, Simfy is going to launch a new student pricepoint of €6.99 for its premium account.
Simfy, wich is based in Cologne, also announced the launch of a English version for next week. The online music platform was founded in 2006 by Steffen Wicker and Christoph Lange.