Apple Music Inches Up on Spotify in the US

Apple Music might have overtaken Spotify and have more paying US subscribers

The report ranks Apple Music as the number one primarily on-demand music platform in the United States, finally dethroning Spotify.

According to an exclusive report by Digital Music News, Apple Music now has more US paying subscribers than Spotify, citing a USA -based major distributor. Citing a source said to be a US-based distributor, Digital Music News claims that it has seen a report which details the latest figures of several music streaming services, including Apple Music and Spotify. In February, The Wall Street Journal reported that Spotify's monthly paid subscriber growth rate in the U.S. was at 2% compared to Apple Music's 5%.

The new information is right in line with the Wall Street Journal's previous predictions. This overtaking doesn't appear to be surprising - numerous reports over the past few months have noted Apple Music's accelerated growth in favor of Spotify, which logically lead to Cupertino dethroning the older streaming service. But Apple's service has grown faster.

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Apple Music now has more than 45 million subscribers worldwide, with an additional 5-10 million free trial users.

Apple, on the other hand has 40 million total subscribers, CEO Tim Cook had announced in May.

Their Apple Music streaming service, in particular, has skyrocketed over the past few months. Tidal, Pandora, Sirius XM, and the aforementioned Spotify are among Apple Music's most notable rivals in the business, and if the rumor is to be believed, they are now technically trailing Apple as far as revenue goes.

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