Spotify delves into live audio with purchase of Clubhouse rival app

Los Angeles (tca/dpa) — Spotify has acquired Los Angeles-based start-up Betty Labs, the creator of a live audio app called Locker Room. The streaming giant announced on Tuesday it plans to expand Locker Room from an app where sports fans and insiders can listen or participate in conversations to discuss sports games, to one that also incorporates musicians, podcasters and other cultural programming in the coming months. Spotify aims to offer real-time discussions, ask-me-anything sessions and debates on the app. The Betty Labs acquisition helps Spotify better compete against companies such as …

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