London – Spotify, the ad-supported
European streaming music service, is set to launch in the U.S. in one or two month’s time, CEO Daniel Ek
said at a music conference in Los
Angeles, Billboard reported. Ek also said that the
company is adding "a few thousand" paying subscribers a day in Europe to the premium, ad-free version of its service.
The company said separately in a press release on Wednesday that it has updated
its artist discovery feature, and now includes its own "cross-referencing
data collected over millions of users listening hours to power
recommendations." Spotify’s recommendations were previously created using
tagging data provided by AllMusic.