Spotify is a music streaming platform. The company was founded in the spring of 2006. Spotify did not officially launch until the fall of 2008. The founders were Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon. Daniel Ek serves as the Chief Executive Officer. Spotify currently has over 200 million registered users, with 87 million of them being paid subscribers to the service. There are over 18 office locations for Spotify, but the headquarters is located in Stockholm, Sweden. Spotify currently employs over 4,000 people at its corporate headquarters. As of early 2018, Spotify is a publicly-traded company with a listing on the New York Stock Exchange.
Spotify is currently available in the United States, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and parts of Africa and Asia. It can be downloaded on most devices, including Windows, macOS, and Linux computers as well as iOS, Windows Phone, and Android smartphones and tablets. It can also be downloaded on ChromeOS devices, Roku players, Amazon Fire TV devices, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One consoles. Most artists’ music is available on Spotify. You can browse through music by searching by artist, album, genre, playlist, or record label. You can create and share your own playlists.
Spotify is a freemium website, with the core features being available for free. Premium plans are available. With a Premium membership, you can download music, listen to music without the annoyance of ads, play any song, and have unlimited skips. Spotify Premium is $9.99 per month. The Premium for Students plan is $4.99 per month. The Premium for Family plan is $14.99 per month. You can easily cancel your Spotify Premium plan. Simply follow the cancellation instructions that are listed on this page.