So Much for ‘Delete Spotify’

Today, Spotify published its earnings report for the first quarter of 2022, and lo and behold, despite all the chatter you may have seen urging users to unsubscribe or switch platforms, the audio streaming service is doing just fine.The platform lost 1.5 million premium subscribers in Russia by choice, as they ceased operations there following the invasion of Ukraine and was steeped in Joe Rogan controversy for the first couple of months of 2022. But even in the face of both of those setbacks, Spotify gained enough total paying subscribers to go from 180 million to 182 million between the end of 2021 and now.