Today it was officially announced that Spotify has signed licensing deals with a list of companies that included Universal Music Group, Sony BMG, EMI Music, and Warner Music Group.
Spotify wrote on their blog today: “What this means to us, is that after just over two years, thousands of lines of code, and even more cups of coffee, Spotify will launch today. We plan to roll out invites to our free service gradually over the coming months, while premium access to Spotify has now been made fully available.”
Read more on the official blog from Spotify.
I found an old article about the founders Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzen at InternetWorld as well. Edit: Well, of course there was a new one on IDG as well, check it out.