Apple Music Inches Up on Spotify in the US

Apple Music Inches Up on Spotify in the US

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. Both Apple Music and Spotify have just over 20 million paid subscribers in the U.S., with Apple's service barely taking the lead.

This report comes from Digital Music News, which cites an unnamed major music distributor in the USA as the source of these claims.

The new information is right in line with the Wall Street Journal's previous predictions.

While the gap between the two leaders is now very small, it is expected to widen over the coming months as Apple is enjoying explosive growth in the US. Apple now has the leading on-demand streaming service in the US.

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Additionally, the new data projects that Apple Music will widen the distance between Spotify in the coming months.

Despite launching almost four years later, Apple Music's subscriber count has reportedly surpassed that of Spotify. Apple Music, however, is "a hair ahead", which is not a surprise. That's no small task, though Apple Music still has a long way to go if it wants to catch up globally. While we don't know exact figures yet, the report confirms Apple Music has indeed taken the lead.

It is unclear if Apple Music has also overtaken Spotify in terms of paid subscribers worldwide, but it will also not be a surprise if that has already happened. Spotify claimed 75 million paying customers at the end of March, whereas Apple claimed 50 million, a number that is skewed upward because many of those were on free trials.

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