Globe boosts Spotify music streaming service

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By Tom Noda Globe Telecom held a rousing party recently to promote its free music streaming service using the popular global music platform Spotify. Globe CEO Ernest Cu and other top company executives led the event at the Globe Corporate Tower in Bonifacio Global City, which was attended by celebrity endorsers and other guests from the local music industry. globe spotify2 Through Globe’s new data plan GoSurf, subscribers can gain free access to Spotify’s 30 million songs including a list of hit songs by Filipino artists. Spotify, as a music streaming app, allows subscribers to play music, create playlists, among others. It can be downloaded for free across all devices running on Android, iOS, and Windows 8 operating systems. The Europe-based music streaming service teamed up with Globe as its exclusive partner in the Philippines. Dan Horan, senior advisor for consumer business of Globe Telecom, said the company will aggressively promote its music streaming service in all media platforms TV, radio, print and Internet in the coming days. All Globe Postpaid, Globe Prepaid, TM and Tattoo subscribers who register to GoSurf will get free music streaming via Spotify. Subscribers who register to GoSURF99 and below get free music streaming on Spotify Basic, while those who register to GoSURF299 and above get free music streaming on Spotify Premium. With Spotify Basic, app users can listen to any song for free on a mobile phone, tablet, or desktop while online. Spotify Premium, meanwhile, allows users to still listen to their music playlists even when offline. Globe prepaid subscribers can register to GoSurf10, which gives access to both 10MB of data plus Spotify for 24 hours. [gallery type="slideshow" ids="18243,18244,18245,18246"] Postpaid subscribers can choose from a variety of offerings, from GoSurf 299 which offers 700MB of data valid for 30 days including Spotify Premium, up to GoSurf 999 with 5GB of data plus Spotify Premium. Also under Spotify Premium, users can choose quality audio settings of 96 Kbps (normal), 160 Kbps (high), and 320 Kbps (extreme). Spotify Asia director Sunita Kaur, who led the company’s debut in the Philippines last April 8, said online music streaming could help solve music piracy in the country. She revealed that a total of 95 percent of downloaded music in the Philippines is illegal. ]]>

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