Spotify, the popular digital music service, said it now has 15 million active users worldwide, 4 million of whom pay a monthly fee for the premium version.
This week marked the first time Spotify had updated its subscriber figures since last year, when the Swedish company announced it had 7 million free users and 3 million paying customers.
The new figures, disclosed by Chief Content Officer Ken Parks in a speech at the Global Business Summit on Creative Content in London, coincide with the company's release of a free streaming radio service for Android devices.
Spotify, which launched its service in the U.S. a year ago, has not broken out its subscriber figures by country. In Europe, Spotify has restricted free users to 20 hours of listening a month and limits free playback of any single song to five spins. But in the U.S., the service remains entirely free for users who fire up the song from a laptop or other computer.