Popular Music App Spotify Reaches 200 Million Subscribers

Spotify has revealed impressive figures from its data in the last quarter of 2022, including active users and subscribers. It managed to exceed expectations for these categories significantly. In the October to December 2022 quarter, Spotify‘s monthly active users surpassed expectations with an impressive 489 million. This represented a 7% improvement from the previous quarter and was 20% higher than in the same period last year! Market analysts had forecasted only 477.9 million for this time frame – clearly demonstrating that streaming music is growing at an unprecedented rate.

Spotify Achieved a First Among Music Streaming Services

With a remarkable 14% increase in premium subscribers, Spotify has become the first music service to hit an impressive 200 million paid users, outshining its closest competitor Apple Music. This rise is mainly attributed to advertisements and new members from countries such as India and Indonesia. Moreover, monthly advertising consumer numbers rose by 25%, settling at 295 million within this period.

In the most recent quarter, Spotify‘s total revenue surged by 18%, reaching a staggering 3.16 billion euros. Despite Spotify facing an operating loss of €231 million (about $250 million) this quarter, it is still well within the company’s previous outlook of €300 million (around $325 million). Even though their losses appear large on paper, they are relatively minor compared to their past performance. This is because Spotify has typically emphasized growth more than immediate profits over short periods. 

Spotify Achieved a First Among Music Streaming Services

Despite the Layoffs, the Year 2023 Is Expected to be Profitable

Last year, Spotify declared its aspiration to become a billion-user company by 2030 and generate $100 billion in yearly income. To make this goal possible, the business has committed over one billion dollars to podcasts and audiobooks while also vowing high-profit margins. Unfortunately, last week they reported their decision to lay off 600 workers to limit operating costs that were increasing at twice the rate of revenue growth seen in 2020. Despite these setbacks, Spotify continues its journey on an optimistic note with plans for more lucrative opportunities come 2023!

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Claire Tremblay

Hello! I'm Claire, an associate news editor covering breaking news and writing articles about technology for different digital news channels currently, I live in Montpellier, France. I love teams. I love leading teams. I love motivating teams. Journalism, at its best, is a team pursuit. Over the years, I have had the privilege to be a key part of teams that have won Pulitzer Prizes, Peabody Awards and Emmy Awards. "Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean." – Ryunosuke Satoro Areas of journalism experience: News, Business, Blockchain, technology, Artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of things (IoT), Sports, Travel, Food & Wine, Outdoors.

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