We’re Spotify. And We’d Like to Thank the Industry for Our Smashing Success…

The following advertisement was featured in the just-released annual report of the IFPI, the global major label music trade organization.

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13 Responses

    • Wooly

      Yeah, fuck anyone who has success and wants to talk about it. How dare they (or anyone)?

  1. XT Dream

    “Only fifteen million paid subscribers out of 60 million… whats to be proud of here?”

  2. FarePlay

    What else are they going to say? Sorry we’ve disappointed so many people, we’ll really try to do better. We understand that artists really need to get more money for airplay? We’re working with Amazon to offer our listeners a seamless way to buy music? We’re buying Michael Jackson’s ranch and turning it into a training center for musicians and songwriters so they can learn skills to help them succeed in the new economy.

  3. Edward Jennings

    I think Spotify has more wiggle room than everyone understands about them. Yes 2015 is the most challenging year yet for Spotify.Thats why you are seeing Spotify posturing ike this.

    The Freemium model is changing. But it hasn’t gone away. With TIDAL and Apple Music as Premium models, Spotify has to respond. I expect them to respond after Apple’s WWDC.

  4. Londonmusicmapp

    “Thanks for a great year” but all the figures are cumulative since launch…. dodgy statistics.

    • Edward Jennings

      Actually the number is closer to 20 million paying subscribers. They picked up 1.2 paid subscribers in one day from the SONY Playstation deal.

      • Edward Jennings

        1.2 million Playstation subscribers in one day that should read…

      • Nick

        1.2 million people downloaded the app on playstation. That doesn’t mean they were new subscribers.

        It’s free on playstation anyway.