Spotify Adds Two Million More Tracks As It Preps For US Launch

Spotify, the music streaming service, has announced a deal with IODA, the Independent Online Distribution Alliance. IODA brokers agreements for independent labels and artists and helps them out with marketing and distribution. Thus, the Spotify/IODA deal brings 2 million new indie tracks – meaning you’ll now be able to stream The Prodigy and Bob Marley, among others.

IODA’s international partners, including Bonnier Amigo Music Group, are on board too. The move is clearly ahead of a planned US launch. Upcoming Android and iPhone apps are also being readied.

It’ll be interesting to see how all this plays out: although Spotify plans to launch in the US before the end of the year, there’s the small matter of Microsoft’s upcoming music streaming service to factor in.