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Exploring Spotify Statistics: Key Figures on Users and Revenue (20240

Spotify Statistics 2023

Last updated: 23.12.2023 Reading time: 12 Min.

Spotify changed the way we listen to music in 2008.

Imagine having access to over 100 million songs - for free. That's what Spotify offers.

It's more than just a huge music collection. You can also create your playlists and share them. 🎶

Spotify is the leader in online music streaming.

But what else is there to know about Spotify?

Let's explore the interesting facts and figures about this music giant together. 👇🏻

Spotify Statistics 2023

Most important points at a glance

  • Spotify, founded in 2006 and launched in 2008, offers over 100 million songs and hosts 11 million artists.
  • As of March 2023, it has 551 million monthly users and 220 million premium subscribers.
  • Spotify is the top music streaming service in the UK with 62% market share in 2020.
  • It holds a 30.5% share in the global music streaming market.
  • User numbers grew from 91 million in 2015 to 551 million in 2023.
  • The service is available on iOS, Android, Windows, and web browsers.
  • Globally, 56% of Spotify users are female, with the majority aged 18-34.
  • Europe is the largest market for Spotify, with growing user bases in other regions.
  • In 2022, Spotify's revenue was £10,045.29 million, despite consistent annual losses.
  • Artists earn £0.0031 to £0.0051 per stream, with 70% of revenue going to rights holders.
  • Spotify's song catalogue grew from 20 million in 2014 to 100 million by March 2023.
  • "Blinding Lights" by The Weeknd is the most streamed song on Spotify as of July 2023.

How many Spotify users are there worldwide and in the UK?

Spotify is one of the most popular streaming services for listening to music online.

In the second quarter of 2023, more people used Spotify in one month than ever. 📆

Pie chart of total Spotify users worldwide
Image: © Smart Home Fox

There were 574 million users each month, 27% more than the previous year.¹

Spotify offers two tariffs: an ad-supported free version and an ad-free premium version.

Premium subscriptions also increased, reaching 226 million in the same quarter.

Here is a detailed breakdown of these figures:

Q3 2023 Number of users (in millions)
Spotify users (worldwide) 574
Premium subscribers (worldwide) 226

Spotify's user base has grown steadily every year.

However, the growth rate fluctuates between 22.9% and 35.2% annually.

The following chart shows Spotify's monthly active users from 2015 to 2023

Graph showing the monthly active users on Spotify
Total number of monthly active users on Spotify from 2015 to 2023.¹ Image: © Smart Home Fox

You can find the exact user numbers in the table below.

Year

Monthly active Spotify users worldwide
(in millions)

2015

91

2016

123

2017

160

2018

207

2019

271

2020

345

2021

406

2022

489

2023

574

Spotify Premium

Spotify Premium is the paid version of Spotify that gives you more features. 💶

With Premium, you can:

  • Listen without ads
  • Download songs to listen offline
  • Play any song you want on your phone
  • Enjoy better sound quality
  • Share music with friends
  • Get playlists made just for you
  • Easily organise your music

There are various Premium plans to suit your needs and budget.

You can choose between Individual, Student, Duo, or Family plans.

Want to know how popular Spotify Premium is? Take a look at this chart.

Graph showing the monthly active users on Spotify
Total number of monthly active users on Spotify Premium from 2015 to 2023.² Image: © Smart Home Fox

For more detailed numbers, check out the information here.

Year

Number of premium subscribers worldwide
(in millions)

Q1 2015

18

Q2 2015

22

Q3 2015

24

Q4 2015

28

Q1 2016

30

Q2 2016

36

Q3 2016

40

Q4 2016

48

Q1 2017

52

Q2 2017

59

Q3 2017

62

Q4 2017

71

Q1 2018

75

Q2 2018

83

Q3 2018

87

Q4 2018

96

Q1 2019

100

Q2 201369

108

Q3 2019

113

Q4 2019

124

Q1 2020

130

Q2 2020

138

Q3 2020

144

Q4 2020

155

Q1 2021

158

Q2 2021

165

Q3 2021

172

Q4 2021

180

Q1 2022

182

Q2 2022

188

Q3 2022

195

Q4 2022

205

Q1 2023

210

Q2 2023

220

Q3 2023

226

Spotify users in the UK

Spotify made its debut in the UK on 7 October 2008.

More people in the UK are using Spotify every year.

We don't know the exact number of Spotify users in the UK, but there is some interesting information.

Spotify is the number one choice for music streaming in the UK. 🇬🇧

In 2020, around two in three people surveyed said they had used Spotify recently.³

Kantar's Entertainment on Demand service reported in 2020 that 62% of UK audio subscription holders use Spotify.⁴

These figures clearly show how popular Spotify is with music fans in the UK.

Global market share of music streaming services

Spotify is currently the world's largest music streaming service.⁵

But it hasn't yet completely dominated the global market. 🌎

Apple Music has rapidly increased its subscriber numbers worldwide.⁵

Even though Apple Music isn't as big as Spotify, its rising numbers show that Spotify isn't the only big player.

Let's take a look at the numbers to see how they compare.

Graph showing the share of music streaming subscribers worldwide
Global share of music streaming subscribers.⁵ Image: © Smart Home Fox© Smart Home Fox

Detailed data can be found in the table below:

Music streaming apps

Share of music streaming subscribers

Spotify

30.5%

Apple Music

13.7%

Tencent Music

13.4%

Amazon

13.3%

YouTube Music

8.9%

Netease

6.1%

Yandex

2.2%

Deezer

1.5%

Other

10.2%

User growth of music streaming apps

When Apple Music was launched, Spotify was already a major music streaming service with 50 million subscribers.⁶

Despite new competitors, Spotify has been able to maintain its lead, even if its market share has fallen slightly.

The following chart shows the subscriber numbers of the four big names in music streaming: Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music and YouTube Music.⁶

Graph showing the growth of users for different music streaming apps
©User growth of music streaming apps.⁶ Image: © Smart Home Fox

Here, you can find a detailed breakdown of the figures (in millions).

Year

Spotify

Apple Music

Amazon Music

YouTube Music

2016

36

20

N/A

3

2017

59

27

8

2.8

2018

83

40

16

10

2019

108

50

32

18

2020

138

72

55

30

2021

165

80

63

50

2022

188

88

74

80

Market share of music streaming services in the UK

Spotify is becoming increasingly popular in the UK.

It has become one of the UK's most popular music streaming providers.⁷

In the following chart, you can see how Spotify compares to other services.

Graph showing the share of music streaming subscribers in the UK
Share of music streaming subscribers in the UK.⁷ Image: © Smart Home Fox

If you want to know more details, take a look at the table.

Music streaming apps

Share of music streaming subscribers

Spotify

53%

Amazon Music

43%

Apple Music

29%

YouTube Music

27%

iTunes

21%

Soundcloud

10%

Deezer

9%

7 Digital

5%

What devices do UK users prefer for accessing Spotify?

You can use Spotify on many devices.📱

It works on mobile phones and tablets with iOS, Android, and Windows.

You can also use it on your computer, whether a Mac or a PC.

If you like using internet browsers, Spotify Webplayer is compatible with Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Opera, and Safari.

To get Spotify on your mobile phone, you can easily download it from the Apple App Store or Google Play.

Spotify users in comparison: Android vs. iOS in the UK

Let's look at how Spotify usage has changed on Android and iOS mobile phones in the UK.

The chart here gives you a clear picture.

Graph showing the preferred devices users use in the UK for accessing Spotify.
Preferred devices for accessing Spotify in the UK.⁸,⁹ Image: © Smart Home Fox

Take a look at this detailed table with the number of Spotify users (in millions).

Month

Android users (in millions)

iOS users (in millions)

January, 2019

8.818

4.932

February, 2019

8.849

3.592

March, 2019

8.880

3.571

April, 2019

8.669

3.917

May, 2019

8.294

3.952

June, 2019

7.934

4.198

July, 2019

7.636

5.126

August, 2019

7.325

3.943

September, 2019

7.049

4.061

October, 2019

6.966

4.177

What is the gender distribution among Spotify subscribers?

If you look at Spotify users worldwide, there are slightly more women than men who use Spotify.

The chart below shows that 56% of users are female and 44% are male.⁶ 👫🏼

Graph showing the gender distribution among Spotify subscribers.
Gender distribution among Spotify subscribers.⁶ Image: © Smart Home Fox

For a more detailed overview, take a look at the figures in the table.

Gender

Share of users

Men

44%

Women

56%

Gender distribution among Spotify users in the UK

A graph below shows that about 58% of Spotify users in the UK were men.¹⁰

But, this information is a little dated and is from 2015.

We don't have the latest numbers for 2023 to see if things have changed. 🤷‍♂️

Graph showing the gender distribution among Spotify subscribers in the UK.
Gender distribution among Spotify subscribers in the UK.¹⁰ Image: © Smart Home Fox

You can take a closer look at the 2015 data here.

Gender

Share of users

Men

58%

Women

42%

What is the age distribution of Spotify consumers worldwide?

Spotify isn't limited to a certain age but is most popular with younger people.

Most users are under 35, but the average age of Spotify listeners gradually increases.⁶

This shift reflects that streaming has become the first choice for all age groups to listen to music. 🎧

Graph showing the age distribution among Spotify subscribers worldwide.
Global age distribution of Spotify subscribers.⁶ Image: © Smart Home Fox

Check out the figures here for a detailed breakdown of the age groups using Spotify.

Age group

Percentage of users

18 - 24

26%

25 - 34

29%

35 - 44

16%

45 - 54

11%

55 and older

19%

What is the regional distribution of Spotify's monthly active users?

Spotify is used all around the world, but some regions are growing faster than others.

In Europe and North America, Spotify usage is declining, but in other regions, such as Latin America, it's either stable or growing. 📉

Europe has the most Spotify users each month.

But this is also where Spotify's use has dropped the most between 2015 and 2022.

Graph showing the regional distribution of Spotify's monthly active users.
Regional distribution of Spotify’s monthly active users. Image: © Smart Home Fox

Let's take a closer look at these trends:

Year

Europe

North America

Latin America

Rest of the world

2015

40%

35%

18%

7%

2016

37%

34%

20%

9%

2017

37%

32%

21%

10%

2018

36%

30%

22%

12%

2019

35%

27%

22%

16%

2020

35%

24%

22%

19%

2021

33%

23%

21%

22%

2022

30%

21%

21%

28%

North America is Spotify's second-largest market, but its share fell from 35% in 2015 to 21% in 2022.

Latin America maintains its position as the third largest market, with a relatively constant share of 18% to 22% over the years.

The regions labelled 'Rest of the World' initially had the fewest Spotify users but recorded the highest growth.

Their share of Spotify users has risen from 7% in 2015 to 28% in 2022.

What does Spotify's user distribution by region look like in 2023?

Spotify's global user base is changing and evolving.

Monthly active users (MAUs) distribution has changed compared to last year.

In the second quarter of 2022, Europe led the way with 33% of MAUs, followed by North America with 23%, Latin America with 21% and the rest of the world with 22%.

This indicates that Europe and North America will experience a decline in their market share in 2023. 🌍

Meanwhile, other global regions are experiencing growth in their share of Spotify users.

Other global regions are experiencing growth in their share of Spotify users.

However, in Latin America, the share has remained constant.

Graph showing the regional distribution of Spotify's monthly active users in 2023
Regional distribution of Spotify’s monthly active users in 2023. Image: © Smart Home Fox

You can find the exact figures for 2023 in the data below:

Region

Percentage of monthly active users

Europe

29%

North America

20%

Latin America

21%

Rest of the world

30%

This changing landscape shows how dynamic music streaming preferences are in different parts of the world.

What is the regional distribution of Spotify’s Premium subscribers?

Most people who pay for Spotify Premium live in Europe and North America.

Together, they make up 66% of all Premium subscribers.¹¹

In the following table, you can see how Premium subscribers are distributed across the different regions.

Graph showing the regional distribution of Spotify Premium’s monthly active users in 2023.
Regional distribution of Spotify Premium’s monthly active users in 2023.¹¹ Image: © Smart Home Fox

You can find more detailed figures in the detailed analysis here.

Region

Percentage of Spotify Premium subscribers

Europe

39%

North America

27%

Latin America

21%

Rest of the world

13%

How much time do people spend on Spotify?

People spend different amounts of time on Spotify, depending on where they are.

The following chart shows how much time people in different regions spend on Spotify on average. ⏰

People in North America listen the most, around 140 minutes per day, i.e. over two hours.⁶

Graph showing the average time spent on Spotify in different regions
Average time spent on Spotify in different regions.⁶ Image: © Smart Home Fox

You can see more detailed numbers here.

Region

Average daily usage (in minutes)

North America

140

Middle East and Africa

124

Latin America

117

Asia-Pacific

110

Europe

99

There is a big difference in how long people listen to Spotify in different places.

In North America, for example, people listen 41% longer per day than in Europe.⁶

This gives us an idea of how popular Spotify is around the world.

How many artists are there on Spotify in 2023?

It is assumed that Spotify currently hosts more than 11 million artists on its platform.¹²

Who are the artists with the most followers on Spotify?

Spotify is known for its huge selection of music, podcasts and personalised playlists.

But who are the biggest artists on Spotify?

Graph showing the top artists with the most followers on Spotify in 2023
Artists with the most followers on Spotify in 2023.¹² Image: © Smart Home Fox

Check out the table below for a list of these top artists.

Spotify artist

Number of followers (in millions)

Ed Sheeran

113.14

Ariana Grande

91.58

Billie Eilish

82.4

Arijit Singh

82.12

Taylor Swift

78.2

Drake

76.8

Eminem

72.96

Justin Bieber

72.8

Bad Bunny

70.97

The Weeknd

67.15

BTS

66.66

Rihanna

56.12

Adele

49.5

Bruno Mars

49.09

Imagine Dragons

48.68

Queen

47.21

Coldplay

45.33

Selena Gomez

43.29

Blackpink

42.57

XXXTentacion

42.11

The artist with the most followers is Ed Sheeran, who has over 113 million followers.¹²

He's a British singer known for songs such as "Shape of You", "Perfect", and "Bad Habits".

Ed Sheeran is also known for collaborating with big names like Justin Bieber, Beyoncé and Eminem.

These hits and collaborations have made him the most followed artist on Spotify.¹²

Top Spotify artists in the UK

The UK has a vibrant music scene, reflected in what people listen to on Spotify.

So, who are the most popular artists on Spotify in the UK?

Let's take a look.

  • Taylor Swift
  • Drake
  • The Weeknd
  • Arctic Monkeys
  • Ed Sheeran

These artists aren't only at the top of the charts but also influencing the UK's music scene.¹³

How many tracks are available on Spotify?

Spotify's collection of songs is getting bigger and bigger.

From 20 million songs in 2014, it had grown to around 100 million by March 2023.¹⁴ 🗓️

Graph showing the number of tracks listed on Spotify between 2014 and 2023.
Total number of tracks listed on Spotify.¹⁴ Image: © Smart Home Fox

You can see the exact figures in the table below.

Year

Number of songs listed on Spotify
(in millions)

August 2014

20

January 2015

30

March 2018

35

March 2019

40

March 2020

50

September 2020

60

June 2021

70

March 2022

82

September 2022

80

March 2023

100

Most tracks were added between March 2019 and 2020, from 40 million to 50 million – that's a growth of 25%.¹⁴

Between March and September 2022, however, the number of songs fell slightly, from 82 million to 80 million, a decrease of 2.4%.¹⁴

This shows how Spotify is constantly changing its music library to adapt it to listeners worldwide.

Most popular songs worldwide on Spotify

But which tunes are hitting the top spots on Spotify? 🤔

Below is a table with the top songs on Spotify in July 2023, based on how often they were played in billions.

Graph showing the most popular songs on Spotify as of July, 2023.
Total number of tracks listed on Spotify.¹⁵ Image: © Smart Home Fox

You can find more detailed numbers in the table below.

Song

Artist

Number of streams
(in billions)

Blinding Lights

The Weeknd

3.712

Shape of You

Ed Sheeran

3.568

Someone You Loved

Lewis Capaldi

2.894

Dance Monkey

Tones And I

2.867

Sunflower

Post Malon, Swae Lee

2.818

Rockstar

Post Malon, 21 Savage

2.731

One Dance

Drake, Wizkid, Kyla

2.719

Stay

The Kid LAROI, Justin Bieber

2.673

Believer

Imagine Dragons

2.600

Closer

The Chainsmokers, Halsey

2.595

Music brings people from all over the world together.

The song that played the most in July 2023 was "Blinding Lights" by The Weeknd, with 3.712 billion streams.¹⁵

It's the top song of the month and the most-played song of all time on Spotify.

It's followed by Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You," which has 3.568 billion streams.¹⁵

And in third place is "Someone You Loved" by Lewis Capaldi, the biggest hit on Spotify in 2019 with 2.894 billion streams.¹⁵

Most popular songs in the UK on Spotify

In the UK, people have a wide range of favourite songs, and you can find them all on Spotify.

So, which songs are the biggest hits in the UK on Spotify as of December, 2023?¹⁶🇬🇧

Let's take a look.

Artist

Song name

Wham!

Last Christmas

Mariah Carey

All I Want for Christmas is You

Brenda Lee

Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree

Michael Buble

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot like Christmas

The Pogues, Kirsty MacColl

Fairytale of New York

Top global playlists on Spotify

Spotify itself puts together its 20 playlists with the most followers.

Half of these playlists are tailored to individual tastes.

The other half contains mainly pop music, which appeals to a global audience.

Pop and Latin American music are a big hit, accounting for 10% of these popular playlists.¹⁷

Interestingly, most songs in these top playlists are new, with 70% being less than 18 months old.¹⁷

Want to know what the most popular playlists are?

Here's a list of what's hot on Spotify right now.

Graph showing the top global playlists on Spotify.
Top global playlists on Spotify.¹⁷Image: © Smart Home Fox

You can find more detailed information in the table below.

Playlist Number of followers
(in millions)
Today's Top Hits 27.76
Global Top 50 15.91
RapCaviar 13.62
¡Viva Latino! 10.81
Baila Reggaeton 10.19
Songs to Sing in the Car (personalised) 9.78
All Out 00s (personalised) 9.05
Rock Classics (personalised) 8.77
All Out 80s (personalised) 8.17
Beast Mode (personalised) 7.74
All Out 90s (personalised) 6.43
Mood Booster (personalised) 6.39
Chill Hits (personalised) 6.25
Hot Country 6.24
Peaceful Piano 6.13
Get Turnt 5.96
Songs to Sing in the Shower (personalised) 5.86
Esquenta Sertanejo 5.71
Mint 5.57
Happy Hits! (personalised) 5.52

How has Spotify's revenue and profit evolved from 2008 to 2022?

Spotify is one of the top names in music streaming worldwide.

We have statistics that show how much money Spotify made and lost every year from 2008 to 2022.💰

Graph showing the revenue and profit tends of Spotify.
Spotify’s revenue and profit trends.¹⁸,¹⁹ Image: © Smart Home Fox

You can find the exact figures in the table below.

Year

Turnover (in millions)

Annual profit (in millions)

2008

£0.34

-£0.33

2009

£10.94

-£16.10

2010

£63.26

-£25.37

2011

£160.89

-£38.91

2012

£368.59

-£74.27

2013

£639.02

-£53.97

2014

£929.41

-£161

2015

£1,661.79

-£197

2016

£2,528.67

-£461.70

2017

£,3503.47

-£1057.89

2018

£4,504.83

-£66.81

2019

£5,794

-£159.33

2020

£6,790

-£583.34

2021

£8,281.56

-£29.12

2022

£10,045.29

-£368.34

Spotify's revenue, which started with just one million in 2008, rose to £10,045.29 million by 2022.¹⁸

That's an average annual growth rate of around 78%!

However, Spotify's annual financial results have always been negative. 🔻

Spotify recorded its biggest loss in 2017 with -£1057.89 million, while the smallest loss was only -£29.12 million in 2021.¹⁹

These figures show the growth and the financial challenges that Spotify has faced over the years.

Spotify's revenue development from Premium and Advertising services over the past decade

Spotify earns its money in two main ways: with premium subscribers and advertising.

Premium subscribers pay monthly to listen without adverts, while free version users listen to adverts in between.

Here's a graph showing how much money Spotify made in pounds from 2012 to 2022 from these two parts.

Graph showing the revenue growth of Spotify from Premium subscribers and adverts.
Spotify’s revenue from Premium subscribers and adverts.²⁰ Image: © Smart Home Fox

You can find the exact numbers in this table.

Year

Revenue from Premium
(in millions)

Revenue from ads
(in millions)

2012

£320.88

£47.54

2013

£580.68

£58.39

2014

£841.78

£87.37

2015

£1,494

£167.90

2016

£2,275.97

£252.70

2017

£3,147.10

£356.34

2018

£4,040.56

£464.27

2019

£5,213.24

£580.77

2020

£6,111.81

£638.16

2021

£7,246.80

£1,034.77

2022

£8,780.96

£1,264.33

Over the last ten years, Spotify has significantly increased its revenue through premium and advertising.

The premium part brings in more and more money.

Revenue from the premium section rose from £320.88 million in 2012 to a huge £8,780.96 million in 2022.²⁰

That's a growth of around 39% per year!²⁰

Revenue from adverts also increased from £47.54 million in 2012 to £1,264.33 million in 2022, which corresponds to a growth of 48% per year.²⁰

These figures show how Spotify has grown over the years and attracted more and more users and advertisers.

What is Spotify's payment per stream?

Have you ever wondered how much money Spotify pays for every song played?

It's usually between £0.0031 and £0.0051 every time someone listens to a song.

This depends on various factors, such as where the listener is located and what currency is used.

Essentially, Spotify splits the revenue from the streams and gives 70% to the rights holders.

This means the artists and their teams get 70% of the money, while Spotify keeps 30%. 💷

Who are the highest earning Spotify artists in the music industry?

Let's take a look at how much the biggest artists earn on Spotify.

It's important to note that these figures are only estimates.

Spotify and similar music streaming services don't pay a fixed amount for each stream.

Drake is at the top and has earned more than 110 million US dollars.²¹

BTS is making a name for itself as the highest-earning band in this area.²¹

You can find the exact earnings in the table below for the year 2022.

Artist

Total Spotify earnings
(in millions)

Drake

$114.4

Bad Bunny

$87.8

Ed Sheeran

$87.7

The Weeknd

$77.3

Ariana Grande

$75.1

Justin Bieber

$74.1

Taylor Swift

$70.6

Eminem

$69.5

Post Malone

$68.2

BTS

$62.5

These numbers show just how much money top artists can earn from streaming their music.

What is Spotify?

Spotify is a service where you can listen to music and podcasts from all kinds of artists from all over the world.

Using Spotify is free, but there will be ads between songs. 📹

If you pay for Spotify Premium, you won't hear any adverts. You can download songs and enjoy better sound.

You can use it to search for your favourite music, create your playlists or listen to playlists already created by Spotify.

There is a wide selection of music genres, such as rap, pop, R&B, reggaeton and K-pop.

Spotify is also ideal for finding new artists and getting music suggestions based on your preferences.

When was Spotify founded?

Let's go back to the start to see when Spotify was created.

In the early 2000s, illegal downloads damaged the music business and artists.

The founders of Spotify, Martin Lorentzon and Daniel Ek, wanted to change that.

In 2006, they came up with the idea for Spotify: a place where all musicians could share their music and earn money from it.

They also wanted to make some of the music free for listeners.

Inspired by this great new idea, they officially launched Spotify on 23 April 2006 in Stockholm.

But they first had to develop the software and reach an agreement with major music companies, which took until 7 October 2008. 📆

That was when Spotify started for everyone.

The wealth of Spotify's founders

The founders of Spotify, Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon, probably became millionaires shortly after the launch of Spotify, thanks to the rapidly growing user base.

This increase in user numbers boosted the company's value and attracted new investors.

But Ek and Lorentzon also had to contend with high costs, e.g. for music licences, artist fees and other major investments. 😥

Although Spotify has generated billions in revenue since it was founded, the company has only been making a profit since 2018.

In the same year, Spotify went public with a market valuation of 23 billion U.S. dollars.

The wealth of Ek and Lorentzon is considerable: each of them has a fortune of around 5 billion dollars, corresponding to about 4 billion pounds.

Their story shows that founding a large online music service can be costly and very valuable.

How has Spotify grown its team?

If we look at how the Spotify team has grown, we get a good idea of how the company has developed.

Spotify has people working in many areas, such as engineering, product design, marketing and money management.

The following graphic shows how the Spotify team has grown over time.

Graph showing the growth in Spotify’s team size.
Spotify’s growth in team size.²² Image: © Smart Home Fox

You can find more detailed figures in the table below.

Year

Number of employees

2011

311

2012

660

2013

958

2014

1365

2015

1581

2016

2084

2017

2960

2018

3651

2019

4405

2020

5584

2021

6617

2022

5584

Spotify has hired more people every year, showing the company is growing steadily.

In 2011, Spotify only had 311 employees, but by 2021, this number had risen to 8,359.²²

That's an average annual growth of around 43%! 📈

However, there was some sacking in 2022. 😞

How can you check your personal Spotify statistics?

Want to see what you've been listening to the most on Spotify?

It's easy to find out.

On a PC or Mac

  • Click on your profile name at the top right of the Spotify app.
  • Choose "Profile" from the menu that pops up.
  • Here, you'll find your top artists, songs, and playlists.

On a mobile device

  • Tap the settings icon in the top right corner.
  • Select "Profile" from the options.
  • You'll see a similar list of your favourite artists, songs, and playlists.

Spotify lets you easily check out your music choices on your computer or phone.📱

Final thoughts on Spotify statistics - Our conclusion

Spotify is still the largest and most popular music streaming service and is getting bigger and bigger.

Simply put, Spotify has changed how we listen to music and discover new songs.

It's not just about streaming music. Spotify is a huge community for music fans, artists and creatives worldwide. 🎶

For many people, Spotify is a place for fun, new ideas and learning.

The Spotify story is about music technology and how music brings us together, no matter where we are.

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Frequently asked questions

  • What are clips on Spotify?


    Clips are a new feature on Spotify that artists can use.

    These are short videos that are no longer than 30 seconds and that artists can post on Spotify themselves.⏳

    These clips are more about adding something extra to the music than getting likes.

    They differ from other videos on social media because they don't disappear again after 24 hours.

    As soon as an artist publishes a clip, it remains visible to everyone.

  • What is Spotify Wrapped?


    Spotify Wrapped is a special yearly feature for Spotify users.

    Every December since 2016, Spotify has given you a colourful report on your music listening that year. 🎉

    It contains your favourite songs, artists, music genres and podcasts that you listened to from January to October.

    It's a cool way to let others know what music you love and learn about your musical tastes.

  • Are there podcasts on Spotify?


    Spotify has a huge selection of podcasts.

    It started podcasts three years ago and initially had around 180,000 episodes.

    Today, there are over 5 million audio and 100,000 video podcasts on Spotify.

    That's a huge increase of more than 1500%! 📊

    In 2021 alone, Spotify added 1.2 million new podcasts.

  • What was the first song ever released on Spotify?


    The first song on Spotify was 'The Hymn Of Ugarit'.

  • What are the five oldest songs available on Spotify?


    If you want to listen to some really old songs on Spotify, here are the oldest ones they have:

    • "Oso Perezoso" by Adolfo Colombres - 1904
    • "In The Shade Of The Old Apple Tree" by Haydn Quartet - 1905
    • "Carry Me Back To Old Virginny" by Alma Gluck - 1916
    • "Over There" by Billy Murray - 1917
    • "Alexander's Ragtime Band" by Bessie Smith - 1927
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