This is a translation of an article published in Swedish press in Internetworld, the Swedish bible of Internet (in my opinion), on an upstarter to Spotify. I will publish these translations when I see articles that are interesting and should be available to a wider audience. I am currently testing and reviewing the Revibe service as I have done with other services and will post later on my views/feedback.
Spotify challenger is launched in Nordics
Revibe, a music streaming service targeted towards the electronic music niche and which Internetworld drew attention to in last year’s entrepreneur list, has existed as an open Beta in Sweden since 2012. Now the service is being launched in Norway, Denmark and Finland where the service’s entire catalogue of artists and songs within the electronic music genre will be made available.
In order to attract fans of electronic music the service sports built-in DJ-features, including an automixer which matches beats between songs to make a playlist sound like a DJ set. For more advanced users there is also a dual-channel mixer for manual mixing.
– Our goal is to become more than a streaming service, where DJ tools and a Nordic launch are just steps on the road. We will expand the service with more features and expand to other markets outside the Nordic area , says Magnus Örn Berg, CEO and one of the founders of Revibe, in a press release.
Currently Revibe has 20 000 users and new users may trial the web service for 30 days. After this a subscription costs 5 euros a month and a further 5 euros for access to the mobile app ( (IOS and Android).