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Spotify Paid Subscribers Count Crosses 2.5 Million Mark

Online music streaming service Spotify, which recently opened shop in the United States, has reached 2.5 million paying customers worldwide.

After two years of haggling with US record companies, the company launched its popular streaming service in the country in July reports The Guardian (opens in new tab). Apart from launching a standalone service, the company also tied up with social networking giant Facebook to bring its tunes to the platform.

According to data provided by Facebook (opens in new tab), in early November, the Spotify service on Facebook had gotten 4 million new customers after merely 6 weeks of launch.

Spotify has revealed that it had passed the 2 million paid subscribers mark two months ago, having 1.6 million paid subscribers as of June.

The company allows customers to access the paid version of Spotify on PC for $4.99 while for mobile and PC access both, customers are required to pay $9.99. Spotify also has a free music streaming service, which is accompanied by advertisements, that has more than 10 million subscribers worldwide.

Spotify recently sent out invites for a press event in New York scheduled for November 30th. The company did not reveal what it has in store but said that the press event is related to a new path the company is embarking upon.

Ravi Mandalia

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.