Spotify

Spotify is an online portal that allows users to explore and download songs. Read more

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Spotify

Spotify is an online portal that allows users to explore and download songs. Read more

Daniel Ek's photo - Chairman & CEO of Spotify

Chairman & CEO

Daniel Ek

CEO Approval Rating

82/100

Founded:

2006

Status:

PublicIndependent CompanyNYSESPOT

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Apple is perceived as one of Spotify's biggest rivals. Apple is headquartered in Cupertino, California, and was founded in 1976. Apple operates in the Computers, Peripherals, Networking and Electronic Equipment industry. Apple generates 4,573% the revenue of Spotify.

TuneIn is one of Spotify's top competitors. TuneIn is a Private company that was founded in 2001 in San Francisco, California. TuneIn competes in the Broadcasting field. Compared to Spotify, TuneIn has 5,384 fewer employees.

iHeartRadio has been one of Spotify's top competitors. iHeartRadio was founded in 2008 in San Antonio, Texas. iHeartRadio competes in the Broadcasting industry. iHeartRadio generates $4.2B less revenue than Spotify.

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Spotify Quarterly and Annual Revenue

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Annual Revenue

$7.1B

Spotify's revenue is the ranked 4th among it's top 10 competitors. The top 10 competitors average 57.3B.

Spotify Acquisitions

COMPANY ACQUIRED
ACQUISITION DATE
AMOUNT
DESCRIPTION
Locker Room

Mar 2021

Source »
undisclosed
Locker Room is a California-based audio streaming platform that allows users to make discussions, debates and ask me anything sessions on sports segments.
Betty Labs

Mar 2021

Source »
$50M
Betty Labs is a California-based audio streaming platform that allows writers, musicians, songwriters and podcasters to make discussions, debates and ask me anything sessions.
Megaphone, LLC

Nov 2020

Source »
$235M
Megaphone is a podcast technology company that provides hosting and advertisement-insertion solutions for brands and publishers.
Bill Simmons Media Group

Feb 2020

Source »
$141M
The Ringer is an online platform that publishes news and insights on sports.
SoundBetter, Inc.

Sep 2019

Source »
undisclosed
SoundBetter is a music production marketplace that allows audio professionals to create sounding content and hire musicians.

These are all the companies that Spotify has acquired. Spotify has acquired 20 companies and its latest acquisition was Locker Room in Mar 2021. Locker Room is a California-based audio streaming platform that allows users to make discussions, debates and ask me anything sessions on sports segments.

Spotify Funding History

Since Spotify was founded in 2006, it has participated in 8 rounds of funding. In total Spotify has raised $11.3B. Spotify's last funding round was on Apr 2018 for a total of $9.2B

ROUND

FUNDING DATE

AMOUNT

INVESTORS

IPO
Apr 2018
$9.2B
-
Debt
Mar 2016
$1B

TPG Capital

Series G
Apr 2015
$526M
Series F
Nov 2013
$250M
Series E
Nov 2012
$100M

Since Spotify was founded in 2006, it has participated in 8 rounds of funding. In total Spotify has raised $11.3B. Spotify's last funding round was on Apr 2018 for a total of $9.2B

Spotify Investments

COMPANY

DESCRIPTION

AMOUNT

INVESTMENT DATE

ROUND

EXIT DATE

Factorial develops a cloud-based platform that provides payroll, employee onboarding and performance management solutions for businesses.
$3.2M
Sep 30, 2018
Equity
-
Zopa is a UK-based online peer-to-peer lending platform that provides unsecured loans, credit cards and car finance products for individuals.
$41.1M
May 31, 2017
Series E
-
Seriously is an entertainment company that develops and publishes games for PCs and smartphones.
$18M
Aug 03, 2015
Series A
Aug 01, 2019
Soundtrack Your Brand is an online platform that enables users to stream and download unlimited music from Spotify.
$10.9M
Jun 22, 2015
Series B
-

These are all the companies that Spotify has invested in. Spotify has invested 20 companies and its latest investment was Locker Room in Mar 2021. Locker Room is a California-based audio streaming platform that allows users to make discussions, debates and ask me anything sessions on sports segments.

Spotify News

May 6, 2021Complete Music Update

Artists back campaign against Spotify's emotion tracking patent

The pressure is building on Spotify to formally abandon a patent it recently secured in the US which ... See more »
May 5, 2021EDMTunes

Spotify Launches New Podcast Monetization Programs

Spotify is launching a new monetization program through a paid podcast subscription plan and a new Op... See more »
May 5, 2021Voicebot

Spotify Voice AI and Social Audio Strategy with Messina, Kemp, Schwartz and Greenberg - Voicebot Podcast Ep 207

Spotify recently released a custom voice assistant called 'Hey Spotify,' acquired (then rebranded) Lo... See more »
May 5, 2021Channel News

Spotify Funnels Australian Revenue Through Swedish Office

According to documents filed to ASIC, Spotify received zero subscription revenue from Australian user... See more »
May 5, 2021Digital Music News

Spotify Strikes Deal With FanDuel for The Ringer Podcast Sponsorship

FanDuel has signed an exclusive partnership with Spotify to become the sports betting partner of The ... See more »
May 4, 2021M is for Music

Spotify & Fellow Streamers Soared in 2020, But Expect Growth to Slow

Streaming services from Spotify to Netflix did gangbusters during the pandemic, but investors shouldn... See more »
May 4, 2021Hitech Wiki

the price of subscriptions increases, France spared (for now)

Bad news for Spotify users based in Europe. The Swedish firm has just announced an overall increase i... See more »

Spotify Blogs

July 26, 2018Spotify Blog

Releasing Gimme: Managing time bound IAM conditions in Google Cloud Platform

We're excited to release Gimme to the world. Gimme presents its users with a simple web interface tha... See more »
June 29, 2018Spotify Blog

Spotify ML Day - July 9th 2018 - Stockholm

We are happy to announce the first Spotify Machine Learning Day taking place Monday, July 9th, 2018, ... See more »
May 30, 2018Spotify Blog

Introducing The Million Playlist Dataset and RecSys Challenge 2018

Here at Spotify, we love playlists. Playlists like Today's Top Hits and RapCaviar have millions of lo... See more »
March 2, 2018Spotify Blog

Introducing Coördinator: A new open source project made at Spotify to inject some whimsy into data visualizations

Coördinator is an open source browser interface to help you turn an SVG into XY coordinates. That mea... See more »
February 5, 2018Spotify Blog

Spotify Spotlight: Interview with Continuous Delivery Engineer Donnie Thompson

This is part 5 in our new interview series called "Spotify Spotlight." In these interviews, we showca... See more »
January 22, 2018Spotify Blog

Spotify Spotlight: Interview with Data Engineer Ankita Pawar

This is part 4 in our new interview series called "Spotify Spotlight." In these interviews, we showca... See more »
January 11, 2018Spotify Blog

Testing of Microservices

Why do we write tests? Most people would say that we write tests to verify that things work as we exp... See more »

Spotify Press Releases

April 15, 2021GlobalNewswire

Verizon Media Partners with Kellogg Company, Snap and Spotify to Address the Global Mental Health Crisis

Introducing Mind Together, a coalition to destigmatize mental health at work Introducing Mind Togethe... See more »
February 16, 2021StreetInsider

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February 13, 2021WebProNews

Spotify the Latest Company to Embrace Permanent Remote Work

WebProNewsSpotify the Latest Company to Embrace Permanent Remote WorkSpotify has announced it will al... See more »
February 5, 2021GlobalNewswire

Spotify Playlist Placements And Submission Guide By Trackpromoters For Hassle-Free Music Promotion

New York City, USA, Feb. 05, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Whether you've been in the music industry for a... See more »
January 19, 2021WebProNews

Bad News For Spotify As Citi Says Podcast Bet Not Paying Off

WebProNews Bad News For Spotify As Citi Says Podcast Bet Not Paying Off Citi analysts don't believe S... See more »
November 20, 2020MarketersMedia

UK Based Spotify Promotional Service Launched for Indie Artists

A new Spotify music promotion service has been launched by the team at Music Gateway. They strive to ... See more »
September 17, 2020MarketersMedia

New Single From Alternative Indie Rock Band Streaming On Spotify Music Released

Indie rock band Earthquake Lights, known for its alternative rock style with jazz-inflicted harmonies... See more »

Spotify Videos

March 26, 2021Spotify Youtube Channel

"Batch of 2010/ Class of 2010" on YOUTUBE

March 26, 2021Spotify Youtube Channel

"Stuck on Loop" on YOUTUBE

March 18, 2021Spotify Youtube Channel

"Loud & Clear: How the Money Flows" on YOUTUBE

March 18, 2021Spotify Youtube Channel

"Spotify | A Slice of Nostalgia" on YOUTUBE

Social Media

Spotify Headquarters

Regeringsgatan 19

Stockholm, Stockholms län111 53

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Spotify Summary

ABOUT

Overview

Spotify Ltd. is a Swedish commercial music streaming, podcast and video service company headquartered at Birger Jarlsgatan 61, 4tr, Stockholm, Sweden. The company was launched in October 2008. The platform was developed in April 2006 by a team at Spot...

CEO

Spotify's Chairman & CEO, Daniel Ek, currently has an approval rating of 82%. Spotify's primary competitors are Apple, TuneIn & iHeartRadio.

Website

spotify.com

Frequently Asked Questions about Spotify

  1. When was Spotify founded?

    Spotify was founded in 2006
  2. Who is Spotify's CEO?

    Spotify's CEO is Daniel Ek
  3. How much revenue does Spotify generate?

    Spotify generates $7.1B in revenue
  4. How much funding does Spotify have?

    Spotify has historically raised $11.3B in funding
  5. Where is Spotify's headquarters?

    Spotify's headquarters is in Stockholm Stockholms län, SE
  1. How many employees does Spotify have?

    Spotify has 5,584 employees
  2. What sector does Spotify operate in?

    Spotify is in Internet Software, Application Software
  3. Who are Spotify's competitors?

    Spotify's top competitors are Apple, TuneIn, iHeartRadio
  4. Who has Spotify invested in?

    Spotify's has invested in companies such as Factorial, Zopa, Seriously