Music streaming big shot Spotify has today revealed its newest data, showing that the service now has a mammoth 24 million users, up around 4 million from its last stats which were announced only three months ago.
The service’s figures also show that over a quarter of its users pay a subscription, meaning the ratio of paying users to free users is about the same as back in December, when 5 million members payed for content.
The company has experienced an increase of roughly 9 million users and 2 million subscription-payers since summer 2012, meaning the service is growing at an extraordinary rate.
The launch of Spotify in Italy, Portugal and Poland last month can be credited for much of this growth, while its presence in its previously available countries (UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, France, Spain, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Ireland, Luxembourg) is still growing.
Personally, I’ve never been a big fan of Spotify, as I’ve always seen it as a bit of a burden, paying subscriptions and whatnot, however, it seems like I probably don’t hold the majority opinion here.
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