Apple Music Now Has More Paying Subscribers Than Spotify in the US

Apple Music Now Has More Paying Subscribers Than Spotify in the US

Apple Music Now Has More Paying Subscribers Than Spotify in the US

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Apple Music and Spotify can now both claim "20 million plus" subscribers in the United States, putting them essentially in a tie.

The report is based on information provided by an anonymous "major distributor".

Apple Music has now surpassed Spotify's paid subscriber count in the US, reports Digital Music News. The data shows that Apple has a much stronger growth rate in the USA which means that the company will like extend its lead over Spotify in the coming months. Many believed that it was just a matter of time before Apple Music grabs the top spot in the music streaming service.

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Additionally, the new data projects that Apple Music will widen the distance between Spotify in the coming months.

Apple Music has surpassed Spotify's paid subscriber count in the USA, according to a new report. While we don't know exact figures yet, the report confirms Apple Music has indeed taken the lead. Though the iPhone X's sales haven't quite lived up to Apple's expectations, the company's success in other parts of their business is undeniable. The Wall Street Journal in February noted that Apple Music was already "on the verge" of surpassing Spotify.

However, this comparison also indicates Apple Music is more popular in the USA than Spotify.

Their Apple Music streaming service, in particular, has skyrocketed over the past few months. Spotify claimed 75 million paying customers at the end of March, whereas Apple claimed 50 million, a number that is skewed upward because many of those were on free trials.

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