Spotify Says 2nd Half Of 2015 Saw Fastest Subscriber Growth Ever, Despite Apple Music
It was a positive story amidst a week of bad news for Spotify. Minutes after news leaked that Apple Music had signed up an impressive 10 million paid subscribers in its first 6 months, Spotify shared that it was experiencing its fastest subscriber growth ever.
Minutes after a story leaked that Apple Music has passed 10 million paid subscribers in its first 6 months, Spotify’s head of communications Jonathan Prince tweeted that, despite Apple's growth and increased competition from others, “subscriber growth in the last six months of 2015 was the fastest ever."
Yup, our subscriber growth in the last six months of 2015 was the fastest ever at @Spotify
— jonathan prince (@jonathanmprince) January 10, 2016
Price's comment comes amid strong indications that Spotfy has passed 25 million paying subscribers and is well on its way to 100 million total paid and ad supported users. They also provided a positive story at a time when Spotify was hit with 2 major class action lawsuits by songwriters in as many weeks.
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