Spotify Close To Launch in the United States

The NY Post reports that Spotify now has US deals with Sony and another major label.

The Luxembourg-based music service is days away from signing a deal with is Sony Music, according to a person familiar with the discussions.

“Spotify is launching in the US, for sure,” one music executive said. “They’ve got the deals now.”

A Spotify spokesman told The Post, “Negotiations are progressing well, but [we have] nothing to confirm at this stage.”

Business Insider is skeptical, adding:

Spotify has been close with Sony for a while. The real hold up is Warner and UMG. Until it has all the labels on board, we’re not expecting much.

If there’s one reason why Spotify could succeed while up against Rhapsody, Mog, and Rdio it’s their desktop app. Nobody else has one like it.

2011 could be a wild ride.