9th May, 2016
Top Nigerian pop singer Wizkid Ayo continues to enjoy global stardom.
The 25 year-old Nigerian was recently at number 11 on itune/Spotify world artistes, but in two days he jumped to the 3rd spot, ahead of well known artistes such as Justin Bieber, Kanye West and Sia.
Only Drake, at No 1 and Rihanna at No 2 are now ahead of the Nigerian star.
It is available in most of the Americas, Western Europe, and Oceania. Music can be browsed or searched by artist, album, genre, playlist, or record label.
Spotify operates under a freemium business model, with two music streaming tiers: Spotify Free and Spotify Premium. Benefits of the Premium subscription include the removal of advertisements, improved audio quality, and the user can download music to their device for offline listening.
Spotify was launched in September 2008 by Swedish startup Spotify AB. As of June 2015 Spotify had more than 75 million active users, including about 20 million paid users. The amount of paid subscribers reached 30 million in March 2016.
Spotify was founded for two reasons: to bring all the music in the world to all the world’s music fans in a fun, easy and affordable way – and to create real value for the music industry again, including labels, publishers and the terrific songwriters and artists who create and perform the music we love. We’ve paid well more than $3 billion in royalties to date, including $300 million in the first quarter of this year alone.
One of our core commitments is making sure that everyone involved in the creation of music is paid fairly, rapidly, and transparently. Unfortunately, when it comes to publishing and songwriting royalties, especially in the United States, that’s easier said than done because the data necessary to confirm the appropriate rightsholder is often missing, wrong, or incomplete.
*Source Wikipedia and spotify website
*Published by TheNEWS