Spotify has more listeners than Radio 1 whilst Katie Hopkins leaves LBC

Jun 2017  Radio News

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Spotify now officially has more UK listeners than BBC Radio 1

Spotify now comfortably boasts more than 9.1m active users in the UK market (and is believed to be up towards the 10m mark on a monthly basis). This is more than BBC Radio 1, where the station’s average weekly audience fell to just 9.1m in the latest RAJAR figures.

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