Individual plan will now cost $10.99
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Individual plan will now cost $10.99


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Spotify is hiking its monthly subscription costs.

The music streaming service said Monday it would be raising prices across its four subscription plans, with the change bringing up costs between $1 and $2 per month for U.S. subscribers. The price hike will affect more than 50 markets and comes as a number of Spotify’s competitors raise prices.

“The market landscape has continued to evolve since we launched,” reads a Monday blog post from the company. “So that we can keep innovating, we are changing our Premium prices across a number of markets around the world. These updates will help us continue to deliver value to fans and artists on our platform.” 

Existing Spotify subscribers in the affected markets should get an email Monday explaining how their account is affected.  

How much is premium Spotify?

The price hike will affect all four Spotify Premium plans offering ad-free listening. Here are the monthly prices for U.S. subscribers:

  • The Individual plan, meant for one account: $10.99 (previously $9.99)
  • The Duo plan for two accounts: $14.99 (previously $12.99)
  • The Family plan for up to six accounts: $16.99 (previously $15.99)
  • The Student plan: $5.99 (previously $4.99)

Which is cheaper, Apple Music or Spotify?

Competitor Apple Music also raised prices late last year, citing an increase in licensing costs. Here are the current prices:

  • Individual: $10.99 (previously $9.99)
  • Family: $16.99 (previously $14.99)
  • Annual: $109 (previously $99)

YouTube Music Premium also hiked prices earlier this month, from $9.99 to $10.99 per month.

And Amazon Music subscription prices went up in February, with the Unlimited Individual Plan and the Unlimited Student Plan each going up $1 to $10.99 and $5.99, respectively.

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When does Spotify’s price hike go into effect?

Spotify’s website says existing subscribers will have a one-month grace period before the new prices go into effect unless they cancel before the grace period ends.

Was Spotify’s price hike expected?

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek warned of a possible price hike during an April earnings call, noting that after raising prices in 46 places last year, he would “like and hope” to hike prices in 2023 as well.  

“We’re just really trying to focus on how can we optimize for growth,” he said. “We’re thinking about how to increase growth, and the industry realizes that, and our label partners realizes that as well.”