Spotify's premium subscribers 2015-2019

How many paid subscribers does Spotify have?

As of the fourth quarter of 2019, Spotify had 124 million premium subscribers worldwide, up from 96 million in the corresponding quarter of 2018. Spotify’s subscriber base has increased dramatically in the last few years, more than doubling in just three years.

Spotify and competitors

Spotify is a music streaming service originally founded in 2006 in Sweden. The platform can be used from various devices and allows users to browse through a catalogue of music licensed through multiple record labels, as well as creating and sharing playlists with other users. Additionally, listeners are able to enjoy music for free with advertisements or are also given the option to purchase a subscription to allow for unlimited ad-free music streaming. Spotify’s largest competitors are Pandora, a company that offers a similar service, and Apple Music which was launched in 2015. Pandora is the highest-grossing music app title in the Apple App Store and often generates over 15 million U.S. dollars in revenue each month.

Users are also able to register Spotify accounts using Facebook directly through the website using an app. This enables them to connect with other Facebook friends and explore their music tastes and playlists. Spotify is a popular source for keeping up-to-date with music, and the ability to enjoy Spotify anywhere at any time allows consumers to shape their music consumption around their lifestyles and preferences.

Number of Spotify premium subscribers worldwide from 1st quarter 2015 to 4th quarter 2019

Paying subscribers in millions
Q4 2019124
Q3 2019113
Q2 2019108
Q1 2019100
Q4 201896
Q3 2018 87
Q2 2018 83
Q1 2018 75
Q4 2017 71
Q3 2017 62
Q2 2017 59
Q1 2017 52
Q4 2016 48
Q3 2016 40
Q2 2016 36
Q1 2016 30
Q4 2015 28
Q3 2015 24
Q2 2015 22
Q1 2015 18
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Release date

February 2020



Survey time period

Q1 2015 to Q4 2019

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