It was the simplest of announcements. Spotify simply sent out the following tweet:

 

So it is now official, Spotify now has over 70 million subscribers. This is a 10 million subscriber jump from the 60 million they had back in July 2017.

When you combine this with the new Sony deal currently in the works, this puts Spotify in a very good position with the expected IPO listing just around the corner.

As a bit of a contrast, as of September last year, Apple Music had only reached 30 million subscribers.