YouTube is the world’s biggest music streaming service, says Spotify


Spotify helpfully reminded us Thursday that YouTube (S GOOG) is still far more popular than Spotify’s own music subscription service. How so, you may ask? By sharing some numbers that put things in perspective. “Wake Me Up” by Avicii has become Spotify’s most-played song, the company said Thursday, amassing more than 200 million plays ever since it went live on the service in June 2013.

That’s impressive, but still not anywhere close to the play counts music videos regularly see on YouTube(S GOOG). The same song has seen more than 450 million plays on the video site, and that number doesn’t even include fan uploads, remixes and more.

It’s also worth noting that “Wake Me Up” isn’t actually the most popular song on YouTube. That honor goes to Psy’s “Gangnam Style,” which has now clocked close to 2 billion views — again only counting the official version, and not hundreds of…

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