EUGENE, OR--(Marketwired - Mar 25, 2014) - This week, Spotify tapped eligibility verification provider, SheerID to be the verification partner for a new student discount program in the U.S. SheerID will verify currently enrolled U.S. college students for a 50 percent discount on Spotify Premium. The offer will be available to all eligible university and junior college students.
"SheerID's expertise and technology will allow Spotify to create a seamless verification system for this new student discount program," said Peter De Bruin, Business Development, Spotify. "U.S. college students are now able to enjoy all the benefits of Spotify Premium at half the price."
For only $4.99 per month, students can now enjoy the benefits of Spotify Premium:
- Play over 20 million songs with no ads
- Access Spotify online, via mobile, on a tablet, or through a home entertainment system
- Download favorite playlists and listen offline
- Get better sound quality
"Gating a deep discount like this by incorporating secure eligibility verification makes it possible to keep an exclusive college student discount truly exclusive," explains Jake Weatherly, CEO of SheerID. "We understand how important the college market is to Spotify and we're proud to be able to support this program in the U.S."
SheerID is the leading provider of eligibility verification solutions for e-commerce web sites, mobile, POS, and internal customer service support systems. SheerID's technology transforms existing, protected private data into an omnichannel service that benefits commercial enterprises and the public, while still keeping the information safe and secure. By acting as a bridge between secure databases, SheerID allows commercial enterprises to accurately, instantly verify whether or not their customer qualifies for a special offer like student, active duty military, veteran, or teacher offers - protecting the exclusivity of the offer and eliminating fraud.
For more information on SheerID's student verification services visit http://www.sheerid.com/student-discounts-made-easy/ or email info(at)SheerID.com.
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Spotify is an award-winning digital music service that gives you on-demand access to over 20 million tracks. Our dream is to make all the world's music available instantly to everyone, wherever and whenever they 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 55 markets across the world, with more than 24 million active users and over 6 million paying subscribers: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Denmark, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UK, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan.
Since its launch in Sweden in 2008, Spotify has driven more than a billion US dollars to rights holders. Spotify is already the second biggest source of digital music revenue for labels in Europe (IFPI, 2011) and the biggest and most successful music streaming service of its kind globally.