Spotify announce new free mobile tier that will provide access to its radio service and allow users to play a limited number of songs on-demand.

The streaming service has secured licensing deals with all three major labels for the new tier.

TechCrunch insiders say that the new mobile offering will be launched at a press event on December 11.

US Spotify users have been able to access free mobile radio via the platform since last summer, suggesting that next week’s real development will be the limited on-demand streaming and a global roll-out of free radio on the move.