Along with an announcement that it had launched in Germany, Spotify shared a new royalty payment milestone. Spotify has paid about $250 million USD (€200m) to labels and publishers, up from the $150 million since launching 3 years ago that the company previously reported. Germany is the 3rd largest paid music market globally, and represents Spotify's 13th country launch.
Apps have helped the music streamer expand it's user experience in recent months. The launch in Germany includes ten new local app partners: Eventim, Fellody, Motor.de, Interview Magazine, Intro, Festivalguide, VISIONS, laut.de, tape.tv, and Mit Vergnügen.