In February, we announced a massive global expansion to introduce Spotify to more than a billion people worldwide. So in the following months, we’ve launched over 80 new markets and added 36 languages to our platform. Today, we are living up to that promise by launching six more markets: Iraq, Libya, Tajikistan, Venezuela, Republic of the Congo, And People’s Republic of Congo.
By offering both our free and premium services in Iraq, Libya, Tajikistan, Venezuela, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Spotify users in those markets will now be able to listen to global and local artists to love — and explore new ones. What’s more, local artists will have the opportunity to reach new audiences at home and abroad.
Spotify users and developers are committed to being available to them wherever they are. By adding these six markets to our global ecosystem, we will be able to better introduce music and words from more people, places and cultures to audiences around the world.
Venezuela in particular has a unique term that is as diverse as the country’s landscape. Venezuelan music is a melting pot of sound and rhythm that originated in the twentieth century from various immigrants to the country and paved the way for a diverse and rich musical identity.
Venezuela has exported many recognized names, e.g. Ricardo Montana, Who has represented and led global cultures for decades; Twins Chino and Nacho, Who have helped open the door to a new generation of artists internationally; And Danny Ocean, The hit “Me Rehúso” has more than one billion streams on Spotify
Meanwhile, Venezuelan artists Taiko And Erepelusa Our RADAR is featured in the Andinos program — and with the launch of Spotify in their country, the opportunity to expand their fan base has expanded.
For Venezuelan words, check out:
- Made in Venezuela – Contemporary and catalog content of Venezuelan artists for the world
- Flow Venezuela – Urban publishing from frontline Venezuelan artists
- Inside the plane – Music from the Venezuelan and Colombian plains
Iraq also has a unique word to share with the world. Iraqi music, also known as Mesopotamian music, has historical roots in ancient traditions. However, it continues to evolve over the ages তৈরি from inventing the world’s oldest guitar and inventing the lute to adding a fifth string to the rhythm and various Iraqi maqams. Iraqi music includes contemporary music styles such as pop, rock, soul and urban contemporary and has proven to be an important part of the country’s culture.
It has exported many recognized names, including Iraq Kadim al-Sahir, Caesar of Arabic songs and Iraq’s ambassador to the world for decades; Majid Al Mohandis, Who was awarded the title of “Engineer of Arabic Music” for his success in the Arab world; And Saif Nabil And Asil Hamim, Who have brought the new generation to the stage.
Get to know the hits of Iraq The best Iraqi songs, Find new Iraqi songs New Iraqi, Or fall in love Iraqi romance songs. And start streaming to other musicians in the region, including Saif Mango, Rahma Riyadh, And Mahmoud Al Turki.
We’re excited to be able to connect more artists and fans now – no matter where they’re listening from.