The online music streaming service has announced a $1.1 million partnership with Lee University for student access to premium content.
The deal, which comes with a $100,000 tuition fee and grants access to Spotify Premium, is the latest sign that the music-streaming giant is seeking to capitalize on its growing presence in the education market.
Lee University, a private, four-year institution in the Philippines, is located in the heart of the city of Davao, one of the countrys most vibrant and expensive cities.
The college has a reputation for being a bastion of innovation, with an alumni list that includes musicians like Frank Ocean, Lil Uzi Vert, and Big Sean.
Lee has also made a splash in the Philippine education market, with several innovative curriculums being taught online and in classrooms across the country.
Lee also offers online courses in English and Portuguese, and the company is also working with Lee on a series of online classes.
Spotify has partnered with Lee to make its premium service available to its student subscribers, the company said in a statement.
In addition to providing access to content from Lee Premium, the new partnership with the college allows Spotify Premium users to stream Spotify Premium to their own devices, according to the company.
Students at Lee are eligible to access premium content in two ways: through their school’s library or through an in-person subscription.
Lee also has partnerships with other Lee universities to offer students access to additional premium content through a variety of services.
The premium streaming service also offers free access to live music and premium videos on the Lee Premium platform.
The partnership with Leech has been in the works for a while, with the company in January announcing plans to expand its service to more of its 1.2 million student subscribers.
Lee previously launched a similar program with two other private schools in the country, Pampanga and San Miguel, in December.