Written by: Roshan Dwivedi
Swedish music streaming giant Spotify is expecting to register 92-96 million paying customers by the end of 2018 against 36 million paid subscriber count of its arch-rival Apple Music.
Spotify quotes premium subscribers as the ones who have completed registration with Spotify and have activated a payment method for a premium service.
Spotify is also hopeful of growing its revenue in the 20-30% range which was 39% last year. Spotify which has been suffering losses of late and forecasts to bear a loss of €230M-330 million, expects its growing losses to decline from this year onwards.
Spotify’s annual operating losses have been growing every year: €98 million in 2013, €191 million in 2014, €235 million in 2015, €349 million in 2016 and €378 million in 2017.