Apple Music Just Surpassed Spotify In U.S. Subscribers

Apple Music Just Surpassed Spotify In U.S. Subscribers

Apple Music has reportedly surpassed Spotify in terms of paying subscribers in the United States, a feat that only needed time to happen due to the higher growth rate of Apple's music streaming service.

According to an anonymous source, that is said to be a major US -based distributor, they shared a report with the website detailing the subscriber tallies of several streaming music services, including Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal, and Sirius XM. Both Apple Music and Spotify have just over 20 million paid subscribers in the U.S., with Apple's service barely taking the lead. Spotify's numbers didn't come close to matching that of Apple Music - 130 million streams compared to 170 million in that critical first day of Scorpion's release. The Financial Times says that Apple will end the year with 27 million US subscribers, while Spotify will land at about 24 million. It's worth noting that Sirius XM Satellite Radio, which operates in North America exclusively, is now at the top spot with more than 33 million subscribers.

Both services are said to have more than 20M USA subscribers, with Apple Music said to be "a hair ahead" ...

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For years, Spotify has been the number one service for paid subscribers who choose to listen to music that they pick themselves. This is an astonishing example of Apple's popularity in its home market, given that Spotify is outperforming Apple Music handily in all other markets.

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

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