A week after Apple Music updated its subscription numbers (17 million) and quick on the heels of Pandora announcing licensing deals that should bring it closer to its own streaming service, Spotify has ust revealed an impressive bit of news of its own: 40 million -- as in, paid users to its premium tier.
It was also announced that Spotify’s Chief Revenue Officer Jeff Levick has decided to leave the company -- actually, he left a week ago -- to free up time for family and other "passions that I haven’t even really begun to explore because frankly, I just haven’t had the time." Levick, formerly of AOL and Google, recently celebrated five years at Spotify and explained his decision in a post on Medium.
"Working hard is hard work," he writes. "And, I truly believe if you want to be on a winning team, you need to be your hardest working self. So, in looking at another five years on team Spotify, it started to become clear that maybe a change is in order."