Spotify has now suffered no less than two outages in as many weeks, and the second of those service interruptions occurred quickly after the Stockholm-headquartered firm laid off tons of of staff.
Various social media diehards have penned firmly worded posts concerning the Spotify outages, which the streaming big has acknowledged and responded to by way of its official “Spotify Standing” Twitter account. Per the identical web page, the primary of the disruptions arrived on January thirteenth, adopted by one other outage yesterday.
“One thing’s not fairly proper, and we’re trying into it. Thanks to your experiences!” Spotify Standing wrote at 11:30 AM PST yesterday, informing clients about 60 minutes later that it had remedied the problem(s) at hand.
(Within the replies part, all method of customers made clear their plans to change to competing platforms akin to Apple Music, and the official Deezer Twitter account took a stab at wooing a few of these miffed music-lovers. Curiously, totally different customers but communicated that they solely make the most of Spotify as a result of it’s the unique residence of The Joe Rogan Expertise.)
As initially famous, the latter outage got here simply days after Spotify introduced that it could lay off round six p.c of its workforce, or roughly 590 crew members. After all, it’s unclear whether or not the developments are in any respect related, but it surely bears highlighting that previous to posting an replace concerning the preliminary 2023 outage, Spotify Standing had final tweeted a disruption discover in March of 2022.
In any occasion, Spotify was operational on the time of this writing, and particularly on the subject of uptime, it’ll be value preserving in thoughts transferring ahead that the service has extra customers (and extra content material) than ever.
In addition to the ensuing pressure on digital infrastructure, Spotify’s userbase is for apparent causes producing a bigger variety of streams than at every other level in firm historical past. And on this entrance, Miley Cyrus’ “Flowers” final week broke the present Spotify file for many streams in a week-long interval.
This afternoon, Spotify confirmed that the 30-year-old had shattered her personal file by racking up properly over 100 million further streams throughout the previous seven days. Moreover, “Shakira Charts” indicated on Friday that the Colombian singer-songwriter had develop into the primary Latin artist to surpass 72 million month-to-month listeners on Spotify.
As soon as once more on the time of writing, Shakira particularly boasted 72.53 million month-to-month listeners – properly above Unhealthy Bunny (67.61 million month-to-month listeners) however the Puerto Rican artist’s many Spotify data and appreciable total recognition.
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