In the coming years, as more and more people become audio creators, Spotify will enable the best of them.
The ones that are highly driven, highly talented and resonate with a group of fans to grow their audience and build their careers on our platform.
We wanna be the place where educators and entrepreneurs and storytellers and authors Well known personalities and artists are all able to reach out and touch the world through audio.
And that brings me to Spotify 's mission to unlock the potential of human creativity by giving a million Creative Artists the opportunity to live off of their art And billions of fans the opportunity to enjoy and be inspired by it.
That's been our aspiration, the point on the horizon that we're striving toward.
Yeah, it's ambitious, but it's also essential if the creative economy is going to thrive, we need to ensure that audio creation can be a profession and not just a side project.
Today, we're going to show you how we're empowering the most talented creators in the world to turn their passion into a profession.
But before I pass the mic, I wanted to say a few words about the goal of bringing audio to the world.
Spotify is currently available across nearly half of the world.
But there are still millions of craters and billions of listeners who don't yet have access to Spotify.
So I'd like to share some news.
Over the next few days, we'll be expanding Spotify global footprint significantly.
This move will make Spotify available to more than a billion people in new markets around the world.
With nearly half of them already using the internet.
A little later, we'll tell you more about what that will mean.
And when we do, I hope you'll remember.
It's just the beginning.
years from now, I believe we'll see this moment for what it really was an overture.
The first brilliance moments of a new golden age of audio for creators, for listeners for Spotify for audio, the best is yet to come to tell you