Spotify celebrates the milestone by thanking subscribers and highlighting the biggest moments since their launch almost 15 years ago.
Last week, Spotify posted their Q4 2022 results, which included the number of monthly active users and subscribers as of the end of last year. These came out at 489 million and 205 million respectively. The latter was up from 195 million the quarter before.
The huge milestone comes just four years after they hit 100 million subscribers in their Q1 2019 report, which in turn came over ten years after launch. In the announcement, Spotify thanked their subscribers, saying it allowed them to:
- Innovate: We invest back into the product, rewarding subscriber loyalty with the very best user experience through features like Blend, Discover Weekly and Wrapped.
- Expand: We’ve grown with our users, offering life stage and market-tailored plans like Family, Student and Spotify Mini.
- Scale: We’re now live in over 180 markets, creating a truly global community united by audio.
- Support: We’ve paid music rights holders, including record labels, publishers, distributors (and more) $30 billion since our founding.* We’re also using our platform and marketing to amplify and support artists, with programs like Frequency, Radar, EQUAL, and the recently launched GLOW. (*As of December 2021)
Spotify’s infographic below details the milestones since launching in 2008.