In the first days after the release of the new album of Drake “More Life” found in Spotify record at 61.3 million auditions. The main competitor to Apple’s Music, this album was listened to 89.9 million times.
Last year Spotify had 100 million active users and 50 million subscribers, while Apple announced in December is about 20 million subscribers. Given this difference in the number of users, the fact that the number of auditions for Apple Music by 68% over on Spotify, is a great achievement for Apple.
The popularity of “More Life” contributed to the premiere of the album on the online radio Beats 1 contributed to its popularity, says The Verge. In addition, recently the singer has partnered with Apple on the use of his song “Jumpman” Apple Music with the participation of Taylor swift. It is reported that the sales of Drake’s songs on iTunes has increased by 400%.
In January, The Trichordist report said that Apple pays for Music streaming is nearly twice the size of Spotify. On average, Apple pays artists 0,00735% for streaming, while Spotify — 0,00437%, Google Play Music — 0,00676%, and YouTube and even less — only 0,00069%.