On October 29, the Swedish company Spotify, which owns the music streaming service of the same name, published financial report for the third quarter of 2020 which ended on 30 September.

The main thing from the report – Spotify audience has exceeded 300 million people. More specifically, the world’s most popular music service is enjoyed by 320 million people. The number is certainly impressive and an impressive achievement. At the same time, more than half of the Spotify audience (176 million) are owners of free accounts with ads and restrictions. Interestingly, the service crossed the threshold of 300 million people after the recent expansion of its geography to Ukraine and 12 other countries.

Users, millionIII quarter. 2019II quarter. 2020III quarter. 2020
Total monthly active users (MAU), million people248299320
Premium subscribers, million people113138144
Owners of free accounts with advertising, million people141170176

At the same time, Spotify’s paid subscribers increased from 113 million to 144 million over the year. Spotify’s closest competitor in terms of paid subscribers is Apple Music. Apple last shared statistics in June 2019, when it was reported that the number of paid subscribers to the Apple Music music service exceeded 60 million.

Spotify has 320 million users, 55% of them use the service for free

Spotify generated € 1.975 billion in revenue last quarter, a 14% increase over last year. Operating profit increased by 11%, reaching € 489 million.Free cash flow received after deducting from the operating cash flow of capital expenses also increased significantly – from € 48 million to € 103 million.

40% of Spotify premium users are European (+ 1% Q2 2020), followed by North America with a 29% share.

Source: Spotify

  • Spotify was introduced in 2006. It is now the largest streaming service in the world. It operates in 92 countries and controls a third of all revenue and paid subscribers in the streaming music market.
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