Spotify Announces 108 Million Premium Subscribers vs. Apple Music's 60 Million

Spotify announced financial results for Q2 2019 today revealing that it reached 108 million premium subscribers by June 30, 2019.

We finished Q2 with 108 million Premium Subscribers globally, up 31% Y/Y but below the midpoint of our guidance range of 107-110 million. Intake from our bi-annual campaign was in line with our expectations, monthly churn declined both sequentially and Y/Y to a record low 4.6%, and our winback percentage on gross ads reaccelerated Q/Q. However, intake into our Student product was below plan. As we have discussed previously, our goal is to perform at roughly the 70th percentile of our guidance range and we missed on subs. That’s on us. The good news is that the shortfall was execution related, rather than softness in the business, and we expect to make up the lost ground before year-end.

Spotify is expecting to have 110 - 114 million premium subscribers in Q3 and 120-125 million in Q4. For comparison, Apple Music had 60 million subscribers at the end of the June.

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