(Reuters) – Spotify Technology SA (NYSE:SPOT) on Tuesday re-branded its live audio-streaming service to Spotify Live and announced a slew of new content by top artists, as it doubles down on the format at a time when virtual events continue to attract audiences.
Rolled out in June 2021 as Spotify Greenroom, the service will be available as a stand-alone app and as a livestream function on the main Spotify app.
Listeners can tune into live programming and take part in live chats through the creator or artist’s Spotify page, the company said in a blogpost.
As part of the roll-out, music group Swedish House Mafia will beam a DJ set on April 15 and comedian Hasan Minhaj will launch a live-streamed podcast on NBA playoffs starting May.
The shows will be available in select markets, the company said.