When it comes to consumption of comedy albums, lots of folks have gone to and through Spotify to listen and comb through thousands upon thousands upon thousands of hours of stand-up, sketch, etc. While buying special vinyl releases for comedy has shown to bolster actual sales for the handful of comedians that can even do a vinyl release, the ease of streaming someone’s new or debut album on Spotify is hard to beat.
Now, Spotify is going to extend their global reach to just over 80 different markets that they hadn’t been in before, which means there will be an even greater chance of folks around the globe to discover whatever new comedy is in the audio streaming giant’s library.
The new markets will include:
Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Botswana, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Chad, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Curaçao, Djibouti, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Eswatini, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Macau, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Micronesia, Mongolia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Hopefully, this translates to more plays/spins for comedians who have their material on Spotify translating to way more income for them (via SoundExchange or something).