[Country] Spotify in Ukraine

Hi Spotify team!

When watching Eurovision on TV in Stockholm this year I couldn't but think why Spotify is not yet registered in Ukraine? Eurovision 2017 in Ukraine would be a great marketing kick-start for the app in this country. Unlike Russia's personal data laws, Ukraine has no such restrictions of keeping the data only in Ukraine, so one large chunk of a problem is away. 

Although I currently live in Finland (relocating soon to Stockholm), I have test run the idea on my Ukrainian relatives/ friends/ partners etc. and it'd be successful there. Similarly to Russia and all the illegal music streaming through social media and online sources, there is a shift among user behavior - preference to have access to lots of good quality music all the time at any place.

Updated on 2019-06-25

Hey,

 

Thanks for coming to the Spotify Ideas Exchange. 

 

Spotify is launching regularly in countries around the world. Please keep an eye on the Spotify blog or signup here to be first to hear if we reach Ukraine. 

 

We hope to see you soon!

Comments
Rock Star 28
Rock Star 28
Status changed to: New Idea
Updated: 2016-12-17

Marked as new idea.



kchernenko
Newbie

A lot of young people have to use VPN (and even pay to VPN services) to access the Spotify, because there are no other alternatives (Apple Music, maybe). It's ridiculous.

OlehTarasenko
Newbie

Agree. It would be successful in Ukraine, no doubt, please think faster because, I don't wan't to pay for Deezer or any other app but I have to, a lot of people like me, you are givinn up a big market to other services and Ukraine is huge pie.

OlehTarasenko
Newbie

Have an idea let's share this all other the web/social.

35 votes is not enough.

vmarleey
Newbie

Ми очікуємо з нетерпінням на запуск найкращого музичного сервісу Spotify в Україні !!!

zilberstein
Newbie

Hey guys, I must add up my voice to the other folks here - now our major "pirate music source" named VK is getting blocked countrywide (read here about that), so about 10 million potential Spotify customers we'll be entitled to a problem of "where to stream music from now"...If there's a perfect time to launch in Ukraine - then it's this year. It would also be great if it were slightly cheaper than 9.99$ per month (say about 5 bucks like Apple Music), but that is totally up to you...

Hoping for the launch of your service in Ukraine!

UaTem
Newbie

The President of Ukraine has signed the law that makes Yandex.ru and VK.com unavailable in Ukraine, which means, millions of ukrainian listeners have lost access to free music sources. It's your chance to start the service in Ukraine -- we are ready to buy music, trust me. Otherwise, people will register on Google Play or Apple Music -- you will lose money. Just think about it.

Wolfowa
Newbie

Now in Ukraine there is a real need for such services. I already use your program on the PC, but I would like it on the smartphone :( as soon as the service starts (I hope) I will definitely buy a full subscription .You really have a quality and cool service!!

andreykarataev
Newbie

I have lost music in VK.com, I have lost Yandex.Music. I need a good music streaming service with a good mobile app and a wide music library. I want to use Spotify in Ukraine!

FSE_Admiral
Casual Listener

I would love to see your service working officially in Ukraine. You can easily find at least dozens of thousands of new subscribers after ( as was stated above) the largest pirate music service was officially banned by the government.