But only in the US. This was announced by the publication Digital Music News, citing an anonymous source, who works in the music industry.
Author Digital Music News have read the report that details the number of subscribers to several streaming services, including Apple Music, Spotify, Napster and Sirius XM. The report shows that Apple Music is the leader in the number of paid subscribers in the United States.
Have Spotify and the Apple Music more than 20 million paying users in the United States. The source asked not to give exact numbers for confidentiality. But Digital Music News noted that Apple Music subscribers a little more.
In the February edition of the Wall Street journal reported that the growth rate of Apple Music ahead of Spotify — 5% vs 2%. Based on these indicators, the WSJ speculated that Apple Music will overtake Spotify in the summer of 2018.
The rapid growth of Apple Music due to the fact that the service is deeply integrated into the Apple system. The company also released a smart column HomePod, which only works with Apple Music.
In may, Apple CEO Tim cook said that Apple Music 50 million subscribers. This includes users who pay the owners a three-month trial period. In March 2018, Spotify announced that their service is used by 170 million people, 75 million of whom pay for a subscription.
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