Spotify subscriber count now at 30 million as CEO sights Cuba

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Apple Music may be blowing up big with 11 million paid subscribers, but Spotify still has more. At this point in the music industry’s history, way more. Instead of the 20 million we’ve kept citing for a few good whiles, CEO Daniel Ek tweeted out the Sweden-based music streaming service’s latest milestone. It also comes with a little celebration of President Obama’s visit to Cuba.

Spotify is looking to grow faster with continued support of Windows Phone and moving its more diversified content to servers from its good buddy, Google. Sorting out the music licensing issues it has with labels and artists will take a bit more work, though.

Fun fact: Calvin Coolidge was the last sitting president to visit Cuba back in 1928.

Via: BGR

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Jules Wang
Jules Wang is News Editor for Pocketnow and one of the hosts of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast. He came onto the team in 2014 as an intern editing and producing videos and the podcast while he was studying journalism at Emerson College. He graduated the year after and entered into his current position at Pocketnow, full-time.