Latest update on Spotify: 50 million paid subscribers for the music streamer
by Alan Friedman / Mar 03, 2017, 12:37 AM
Spotify did not reveal the total number of users it has. Besides the monthly paid premium service it offers, Spotify has a free tier that is supported by advertisements. The premium service is free for 30-days and is $9.99 a month after that. The advantages to the paid service include unlimited skips and the ability to play tunes offline. Premium subscribers can also play any track, and hear the stream in high quality. Students pay $4.99 a month and a family of up to 6 pays $14.99. Apple Music gives out a one time three-month free trial to subscribers. After that, the service is priced exactly the same as Spotify's at $9.99 a month, $4.99 for a student and $14.99 for a family of up to 6 members.
Based in Stockholm, Spotify is in the midst of a major New York expansion. The company is adding 1,000 jobs as it moves from Midtown Manhattan to the new World Trade Center. The company has been considering going public, and has to be heartened by the successful IPO achieved by Snap. The parent company of Snapchat saw its shares soar 44% on its first trading day.
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R.I.P apple music
posted on Mar 03, 2017, 1:01 AM 1
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It has got 20 mill subscribers. Yeah R.I.P makes sense.
posted on Mar 03, 2017, 2:18 AM 2
It has insanely better numbers when comparing the two during both points at take off and sustain. Spotify is what, 10 years old and had 50 mil subs? Apple Music is what, 1.5 years old and has 24 million subs lmfao.
posted on Mar 03, 2017, 3:39 AM 0
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Yeah, 2008 for Spotify. I think the Apple music numbers has to do with Spotify laying the groundwork already 9 years ago, and Apple building on that foundation. Also, the free tier in Spotify. For years I used it for free. Lastly, the huge instal base for Apple. So I dont think comparing numbers at take off is completely fair. I'm not discrediting Apple music, it certainly isn't dead, but we should judge each by the service they provide for the money people pay.
posted on Mar 03, 2017, 7:59 AM 0
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Current Apple Music numbers are around 30 mil. That's 20 mil less than Spotify. Considering that Spotify had a 20 million sub head start that they took 8 years to get to, Apple is doing great! Also AM has only been around for 1.5 years.
posted on Mar 03, 2017, 10:38 AM 0
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I dont even use Apple music when it was free for 3 month trial, uninstalled after after a month . Spotify just grew up on me.
posted on Mar 03, 2017, 4:55 PM 1
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Prefer Spotify. It supported on my Windows desktop, Windows mobile, Xbox, PS3, Android, Android TV, Google Home. I sure its available it practically every existing platform like Alexa which i don't own yet. Apple music is really a fandom music service design to lock you further into their ecosystem.
posted on Mar 04, 2017, 9:35 PM 0
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