Rogers Communications and Spotify join forces to bring Fido customers unbeatable streaming music experience

Fido customers – listen up

TORONTO, March 30, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, Rogers Communications announced that we're teaming up with Spotify to bring the world's most innovative music streaming service to Fido customers' smartphones and tablets. This exclusive agreement will give Fido customers a free 24-month subscription to Spotify Premium, so you can stream to your heart's content. Plug in and escape, anytime, anywhere, and listen to anything you're into.

With over 30 million songs, amazing artists and personalized playlists, Spotify Premium will transform your device into the ultimate, all access ticket to music. Music streaming couldn't get easier; Spotify Premium lets you instantly stream ad-free music, with unlimited skips, and even download and listen to your tunes offline. And when connected to our great LTE wireless network, Spotify Premium will give you access to crisp, clear and consistently fast music streaming on any wireless device.

"We know our customers love to stream music and Spotify is the obvious choice for us," said Raj Doshi, who's the top dog at Fido.

Mobile music streaming in Canada is on the rise; with more than half of Canadians between the ages 18 to 34 streaming music on their mobiles. And we're not alone – with over six billion songs streamed online in the last six months of 2014, music streaming is exploding around the globe.

"We're excited to be in Canada, and working with Rogers allows us to reach millions of mobile Canadians," said Michael Abbattista, Global Head of Telecom/ISP Partnerships, Spotify.

Stay tuned for more updates on how Fido customers can start streaming Spotify Premium with their wireless plans.

About Rogers Communications Inc.
Rogers Communications is a leading diversified public Canadian communications and media company. We are Canada's largest provider of wireless communications services and one of Canada's leading providers of cable television, high-speed Internet and telephony services to consumers and businesses. Through Rogers Media, we are engaged in radio and television broadcasting, televised shopping, magazines and trade publications, sports entertainment, and digital media. We are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B) and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI).

About Spotify
Spotify is an award-winning digital music service that gives you on-demand access to over 30 million tracks. Our dream is to make all the world's music available instantly to everyone, wherever and whenever you want it. Spotify makes it easier than ever to discover, manage and share music with your friends, while making sure that artists get a fair deal.

Spotify is now available in 58 markets globally with more than 60 million active users, and over 15 million paying subscribers. 

Since its launch in Sweden in 2008, Spotify has driven more than US$2bn to rights holders. Spotify is now the second biggest source of digital music revenue for labels in Europe, and the biggest and most successful music streaming service of its kind globally.

SOURCE Rogers Communications Inc.

For further information: Media Contacts: Michelle Kelly, Rogers Communications, michelle.kelly@rci.rogers.com, 416-788-9940; Graham James, Spotify, graham@spotify.com, 917-319-7936

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