Apple Music Reportedly Beats Spotify in Number of Paid U.S. Subscribers

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DMN states the data breaks down the subscription tallies among the world's top streaming services, including Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal, and Sirius XM; the latter now leads all the other platforms with about 33 million subscribers. DMN's source asked the publication to withhold exact figures in order to protect their identity. Today, five months later, it has reportedly come to pass.

According to an exclusive report by Digital Music News, Apple Music now has more us paying subscribers than Spotify, citing a USA -based major distributor. A new report is claiming that for the first time, the number of Apple Music subscribers has surpassed Spotify Premium subscribers in the US.

The report also claims that Apple Music's growth is stronger than that of any other on-demand streaming service for music. The data was specifically referring to paid users as well, so no one still on either Apple or Spotify's free trial was included.

Despite launching almost four years later, Apple Music's subscriber count has reportedly surpassed that of Spotify.

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

Looked at more broadly, however, Apple serves what should be a fairly narrow market of iPhone owners, where Spotify is popular on both Android and iPhone. To be exact, Spotify is growing 2% each month while Apple Music grows 5% each month. Tidal, Pandora, Sirius XM, and the aforementioned Spotify are among Apple Music's most notable rivals in the business, and if the rumor is to be believed, they are now technically trailing Apple as far as revenue goes.

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