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Spotify’s 2024 first quarter hits the high notes

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Music giant Spotify has unveiled its first quarter results for 2024.

Spotify, the global streaming platform, has marked a significant milestone in the first part of the new financial year, with a record-breaking 239 million paying premium subscribers.

Spotify records positive financial hits

Daniel Ek, the enigmatic Chief Operating Officer said “We’ve talked about 2024 as the year of monetization and we’re delivering on that ambition.“

Total revenue for the Swedish company was up by 20% compared to the previous financial year. Overall income was up by €168 million ($179 million).

Ek continued on the monetization theme of 2024 by saying “Now as we’ve shifted to focus on strong revenue growth and margin expansion, we see a clear opportunity to ensure we are also continuing to grow the top of our funnel. I feel good about the changes we are implementing and remain very confident in our ability to reach the ambitious plans we’ve outlined.”

Monetization and efficiency have been the two bywords for the music megalith. These positive early signs for the company will surely mean that these two words are cemented in the financial year-end results, too.

As part of its ongoing commitment to innovation, the company has set new ambitious goals to deliver even more enhanced content, promising an exciting future for music lovers and industry professionals alike.

These include weaving music videos into the musical content on their platform to enhance the “artist-to-fan connection” and “Song Psychic.” Song Psychic, lets users ask questions about a topic and be given seven possible choices. Once a user selects a choice via the musical magic eight-ball that will produce a song result.

Spotify has also launched a tiered audiobook subscription service, which has boosted the music company’s earnings. The service offers over 250,00 audiobook titles for $9.99 per month.

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