In their respective quests for world domination, both Spotify and Rdio expanded into 20 new markets each. This brings Spotify to 55 total countries; Rdio to 51. Deezer, meanwhile, is present in 180 countries (and counting), with a US-based expansion planned for 2014.
In these still-early days, we’re still not sure how the global streaming mix evolves. Right now, 57 percent of Rdio’s active user base is now outside of the US, up from 37 percent at the beginning of 2013… And regions like Scandinavia remain disproportionately skewed towards streaming.
Furthering the stakes, Spotify announced the exclusive addition of Led Zeppelin’s album catalog. This is the first time it is available on a streaming service. The catalog will be rolled out over the next few days.
List of countries:
Rdio added: Argentina, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Israel, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, South Africa, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
Spotify added: Bolivia, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Hungary, Malta, Slovakia, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay.