Quantcast
SPOTIFY TOPS 200M
ACTIVE USERS


Spotify
chose the bright lights of CES in Las Vegas to tell the world that it has surpassed 200 million users. Dustee Jenkins, the streamery’s Global Head of Communications, broke the news during an interview at the tech confab.  

The new number means Spotify has added 9m monthly active users since its 11/1 financial statement. When the company had191m users, it had 87m paid subscribers. Spotify will next announce earnings the first week of February.

Jenkins dropped the big reveal as she was dodging a question about when the company might turn a profit. “First and foremost, we have to grow and get to regions of the world that still don't have Spotify,” she said.  “There are still parts of the United States where Spotify is not widely used. So I think the company has done a great job of prioritizing growth and making the service better, because there's a lot of competition, and we're only as good as the user thinks we are.”

Spotify was pushing its drive into podcasts at CES, where the company sees “a significant opportunity. Came here to put a stake in the ground,” Jenkins said. “People who listen to podcasts consume more music. Podcasts get people to sign up.”

The interview can be seen here.

 

ANOTHER BILLIE BANGER? (UPDATE)
Are you free Wednesday afternoon? (11/12a)
BIEBER BY CHRISTMAS?
How's that for a tease, Bieber Nation? (11/12a)
NEAR TRUTHS: MEET
THE NEW BOSSES
Not the same as the old bosses (11/12a)
CMA CENTERPIECE
CARRIE UNDERWOOD
This sure feels like her moment. (11/12a)
WHO'S GETTING ZERVAS?
It's down to two bidders. (11/12a)
THE GRAMMY NOMINATIONS
They'll soon be here, and then we can start obsessing about who'll win.
U.K. SPECIAL
Forget Brexit--it's our yearly survey of doings in Blighty. And if you still can't forget Brexit, try drinking.
ZERVAS STATION
Who's going to land the hottest unsigned property in music?
WEED!
That's what Hollywood smells like. Seriously. 24/7.
 Email

 First Name

 Last Name

 Company

 Country
CAPTCHA code
Captcha: (type the characters above)