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

Apple Music might have overtaken Spotify and have more paying US subscribers

Apple Music might have overtaken Spotify and have more paying US subscribers

What's more troubling for Spotify is that Apple Music subscribers could be more voracious listeners, racking up a combined 170 million streams of Drake's latest album Scorpion, compared to only 132.4 million on Spotify.

Thanks to Apple Music's rapid growth in the past year, it will continue widening the gap between Spotify and Apple's streaming service. Indeed, according to a report from Digital Music News, Apple Music has finally surpassed Spotify in overall United States subscribers.

Apple Music has now surpassed Spotify's paid subscriber count in the USA, reports Digital Music News.

Apple Music has surpassed Spotify's paid subscriber count in the U.S., according to a new report. Apparently, Spotify also has over 20 million paying subscribers, however, its total isn't as high as that of Apple Music."Both Apple Music and Spotify have more than 20 million subscribers in America, with Apple now a hair ahead", the Digital Music News report notes.

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This is impressive on a number of levels.

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. Again, this is just as far as the United States goes and excludes users in the trial period.

Their Apple Music streaming service, in particular, has skyrocketed over the past few months. I suspect that Spotify has roughly twice as many paying subscribers as Apple does, overall. 70 million of these enjoy the paid tier, Spotify Premium, whereas the others use the ad-supported free tier of the service. Currently, Apple Music has a collection of around 40 million songs, surpassing Spotify's "30 million-plus" figure.

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