Spotify’s subscribers rise to 182M despite Joe Rogan controversy

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Spotify’s latest earnings release suggests that the audio streaming service’s subscriber numbers haven’t seen much, if any, impact from the controversies that surrounded its Joe Rogan podcast just a few short months ago.

In the quarter ending March 31st, Spotify says its premium subscribers rose 15 percent on a year-on-year basis to 182 million, up from 180 million the previous quarter. Monthly active users rose 19 percent year-on-year to 422 million, up from 406 million at the end of last year. For context, in the previous quarter premium subscribers rose 16 percent year-on-year, while monthly active users were up 18 percent.

Spotify had previously expected to hit 183 million premium subscribers this quarter, but slightly missed this…

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Author: Jon Porter