Apple Music Is Said To Have Surpassed Spotify's Number Of Subscribers In The United States

According to an industry source interviewed by Digital Music News, Apple Music has now surpassed Spotify's number of subscribers in the United States. Both services are said to have more than 20M US subscribers, with Apple Music supposed to be ‘a hair ahead with "20 million plus."

Both Apple Music and Spotify have more than 20 million subscribers in America, with Apple now a hair ahead. The source requests that we withhold exact subscriber numbers beyond mentioning ’20 million plus,’ to protect confidentiality.

Today's report, however, seems to echo a WSJ report back in February that since Apple's US-based subscriber growth rate is at 5 percent in the U.S., compared to Spotify’s 2 percent. therefore, the report predicted Apple Music would surpass its biggest competitor in the summer.

At present, Apple Music is still the second largest streaming music service in the world, behind Spotify. As of March 31, 2018, Spotify had 75 million paid users and had a total active user base of at least 170 million, while Apple Music has over 50 million paid and non-paid users. And, of course, unlike Apple Music, Spotify offers a free tier, but with ads.

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