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

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

A new report suggests that Apple may have succeeded in attracting more subscribers to Apple Music than have signed up to Spotify - in the USA, at least. The source, a US-based, major distributor, shared a report detailing the subscriber tallies of several streaming music services, including Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal, and Sirius XM.

Apple Music has now surpassed Spotify to become the most popular music streaming service in the USA, according to a report from Digital Music News.

It's important to note, however, that Apple is still trailing Spotify when it comes to global subscriptions. This overtaking doesn't appear to be surprising - numerous reports over the past few months have noted Apple Music's accelerated growth in favor of Spotify, which logically lead to Cupertino dethroning the older streaming service. 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 February, it was reported that the number of Spotify paid subscribers worldwide was double compared to Apple Music, but it was believed that Apple Music will catch up by the summer.

Apple is likely to draw about US 27 million users by the end of the year, with Spotify expected to have 24 million. Apple Music, however, is "a hair ahead", which is not a surprise.

Now that Apple Music has overtaken Spotify in terms of paid subscribers in the United States, what could be next for the music streaming service.

Thanks to Apple Music's rapid growth in the past year, it will continue widening the gap between Spotify and Apple's streaming service.

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