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Spotify now has 15 million subscribers paying for its premium features and 60 million active users total, the music streaming giant announced on its blog on Monday.

The new numbers on Monday compare to number two months ago when the company said it had 12.5 million paying users out of 50 million subscribers, showing impressive growth for the latter number.

It appears Spotify has been adding users to its free features with ease, but the number of premium subscribers, paying $10/month, looks to be growing slower. It’s been longer rumored Spotify is planning to its company public on the stock market, so it can expand further, and the number of paying customers will definitely be a number Wall Street looks at.

Spotify has long been the go-to for music streaming, offering a large selection of music that users don’t have to pay for by track. Music can be browsed or searched by artist, album, genre, playlist, or record label. Paid “Premium” subscriptions remove advertisements and allow users to download music to listen to offline.

Spotify released figures at CES 2015 saying 42 percent of its users are listening through the mobile app, and 45 percent are listening on the desktop.

Source: Press Release

  • PeterMZanetti

    I still don’t understand why anyone would pay for this crap. Horrid quality streaming music and you own nothing.

    • Chang in Charge

      It’s not about owning it. It’s all about the convenience of having pretty much any music you could want to listen to at anytime. And some say the quality is horrid but for most the quality is fine. And if you really want better quality you can stream higher quality if you go into the settings and change stream and sync quality to “Extreme.”

  • Chang in Charge

    I wonder what are Pandora’s numbers, anyone know?

  • Mariano Martinez

    Spotify is the best. PeterMZanetti please tell which pne beats Spotify

  • Mariano Martinez

    When did this come out? Does it workwell? Can you select extreme quality or is is limited to normal and high?

    • Martin

      Yes you can 🙂 Works great.

      • Mariano Martinez

        Ive just installed it and eorks great but it only lets you put noral or high in music quality extreme does not appear. It only appears in sync option