The popular music streaming service Spotify could be planning an expansion into original video content, as the company announces a press event on May 20.
The report comes from the Wall Street Journal, claiming that Spotify’s video service will be available to subscribers and non-subscribers. The story adds that Spotify is taking a look at people who make content for Google’s YouTube for their service. It states:
The closely-held streaming service, which has shaken up the recording industry over the past few years, has been reaching out to companies that specialize in making content for YouTube to discuss both acquiring their material and co-creating original video series, said people familiar with the matter. Spotify has also reached out to some well-known traditional media companies.
Spotify sent invites to many media outlets today for a press event to be held May 20 in New York City, but details about what would be discussed were not revealed.
Source: Wall Street Journal