Just a few weeks after its U.S. launch, Spotify has already reached 1.4 million registered U.S. users for its free trial (according to AllThingsD). The source of AllThingsD has also stated that the European startup Spotify now already has 175,000 paying U.S. subscribers – which is even more interesting. If Spotify is able to continue to grow with this speed it is more than likely that the young company will overtake the current U.S. market leader Rhapsody by the end of this year. Rhapsody has about 800,000 paying customers.
The music-streaming-service Spotify was launched for public access on October of 2008. Spotify’s roots are in Sweden, but today the young startup is headquartered in London and has also offices in Stockholm, Paris, Madrid, Oslo, Amsterdam, Helsinki, Luxemburg and New York.