Watch out, Clubhouse, Spotify is entering the social audio app space.

spotify-locker-room.rsquare.w700On Spotify’s Q4 investor call last month, Chairman & CEO Daniel Ek explained that the music streaming company is “very interested in” the idea of adding social features to the service, and that the company “obviously pay[s] close attention to everything that’s happening in markets around the world and new developments in audio”.

Today, Spotify has announced its entrance into the social audio business in a big way, via the acquisition of Betty Labs, the creators of Locker Room, a sports-focused, live talk app.

Spotify says that this acquisition “builds on its work to create the ‘future formats of audio’ and will accelerate Spotify’s entry into the live audio space…”