Spotify has added nine million paying subscribers in the past five months – an average of around 450,000 people every week.

At this rate of growth – the fastest in Spotify’s history – it will have surpassed the magic 50m subscriber mark within the next six months.

The latest milestone was revealed by Spotify’s Global Head Of Creator Services, Troy Carter (pictured).

The former Atom Factory boss confirmed in a new Billboard interview that Spotify now boasts more than 39m subscribers worldwide.