Apple Music Surpasses Spotify In Paid US Subscribers For The First Time

Major music distributor says Apple Music now has more US paying subscribers than Spotify

Not only that, Apple Music seems to have a stronger growth rate in the U.S., which could mean even more users will sign up in the near future. And the more credible Financial Times reports that the Apple Music subscriber base, at 21 to 21.5 million, is still slightly behind Spotify's, at 22 to 22.5 million. In the first day, Spotify notched 132.4 million streams globally while Apple Music counted 170 million. 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. "That report now ranks Apple Music as first in the USA, at least among primarily on-demand music streaming services", the Digital Music News recently reported.

Back in February, music industry analytics have predicted that Apple Music would have more paying subscribers than Spotify by the end of this year's summer.

Apple Music has now reached the 20 million paying subscribers milestone just after three years from launch, while Spotify, founded in 2006, entered the United States in 2011.

While we've come to acknowledge the dominance of Spotify in the music streaming space, that dominance might be diminishing ... well, at least here in the US.

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It's important to note, however, that Apple is still trailing Spotify when it comes to global subscriptions.

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

And sure enough, the worldwide figures for Spotify and Apple Music show a spread that is more in line with what one would expect.

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