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By 12 September 2017 | Categories: news

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Subscribing to Apple Music or Google Play can certainly open up a world of music, at a relatively good price. Is South Africa on the brink of having another big player – Spotify – enter the market? The eagle-eyed folks over at Music in Africa spotted an advert on a Spotify job site for a senior editor/music programmer for South Africa. Although the ad doesn’t state when the streaming service will be available in SA, or when the job is set to start, Music in Africa notes that insiders believe that the service will be available in the next few months.

Launched in 2008, Spotify is a freemium streaming service, with listening available for free but with ads, and a premium service offering further benefits apart from being ad-free. With 30 million tracks to listen to, and 140 million monthly active users, the service charges $10 per month for Spotify Premium, which includes enhanced sound for tracks and offline listening.

If you are thinking of applying, note that the job will take you to either Dubai or London, and that a minimum of five years of experience in the music industry or programming music for TV, radio or other media networks, is a requirement. One of your top tasks will be to curate “first rate music playlist listening- and programming experiences for a multitude of our moods, moments, and genres”.

Could it be that this is perhaps a play from Spotify for further African markets, such as Kenya and Nigeria too? There has been no official word from Spotify, but one can only hope. 

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