Starbucks and Spotify Team Up To Offer Music Freebies

Coffee giant Starbucks is teaming up with music streaming service Spotify to offer its customers three months of free service. As a part of the deal customers can log onto Spotify.com/Starbucks to sign up for the free. The promotion gives users the deal for three months. The promotion announced in Starbucks stores, gives new Spotify customers music at no charge for the entire summer. The offer comes on the heels of Spotify rival Tidal releasing Beyonce‘s Lemonade video album exclusive to its service. User can sign up for Spotify’s premium service for free now through May 15.

Beyoncé’s album release nabbed  millions of downloads gaining more members for Tidal. You have to be a Tidal subscriber to enjoy any of its music. Beyoncé’s lemonade inspired fans to sign up for the service but some were unhappy because the visual album is exclusively on Tidal. They cannot be found on popular services Amazon and iTunes. The music was held back from those services during the first few days after the album’s release.

Music lovers have been slow to embrace Tidal, while still favoring Apple Music and Spotify. Tidal, which debuted in early 2015, has about three million subscribers worldwide. Spotify has about 30 million subscribers and Apple Music, which debuted close to the time of Tidal, has about 11 million subscribers.

Story Courtesy San Francisco Wired

Monica Link

Monica Link

Monica Link, Publisher and Editor for New York City Wired, is a New York City-based multi-media journalist, entrepreneur and performer producing media including content, stage, film and events. Her resume includes interviews with celebrities, New York Times bestsellers, executives and fashion designers. Ms. Link is the founder of Link4Productions Media and Entertainment. The production company has produced sold out events with thousands of attendees, live theater written and produced by Monica Link, and technology and fashion media websites New York City Wired and Snobby Diva. Her performance credits include singing soprano with a Stellar Award nominated choir and theater stage actress. Monica also writes and serves as on on-air journalist. Her media writing and on-air work include Bold TV, National Mortgage News, Tribes art reviews, and the New York Observer.