Spotify says listener habits are virtually again to pre-pandemic ranges

Spotify’s second-quarter earnings report doesn’t simply inform us how many individuals are utilizing the service, and the way a lot cash it misplaced. The paperwork additionally reveal how far folks have gone back to living their normal lives after a number of the COVID-19 lockdowns have been relaxed. In keeping with the streaming firm, it’s seen “in-car listening” stats rebound to simply 10 p.c lower than what it was earlier than lockdowns started.

And the pandemic hasn’t precisely damage the corporate’s quest to be the primary to interrupt the coveted 300 million consumer mark. Spotify revealed that its whole consumer base has grown to 299 million, with enterprise nonetheless booming as folks get again to work and companies begin shopping for adverts once more. Oh, and of that determine, 138 million are paying for Premium, with the rest utilizing the ad-supported model of the platform.