About This Statistic
This statistic gives information on the number of monthly active subscribers to Spotify's music streaming service. As of June 20177, the music streaming platform officially reported 140 million active users worldwide, up from 100 million reported in June of the previous year. Spotify is a music streaming service that offers digital audio content. Basic audio content can be accessed for free whereas premium user subscriptions enable users to access offline mobile content as well as listen to music without advertising. During March 2017, the company announced 50 million paying subscribers. Launched in 2008, Spotify originated in Sweden before expanding to European markets and the United States in 2011. Spotify’s U.S. launch was strongly marketed through Facebook, with the music streaming app profiting from the social listening integration via social media. Part of Spotify’s appeal are the user- and brand-curated playlists, which can be shared publicly or between friends. As of March 2017, the most-streamed weekly track on Spotify worldwide was Shape of You by Ed Sheeran.