Apple Music Just Surpassed Spotify In U.S. Subscribers

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

The report claims that Spotify also has in excess of 20 million paying customers in the United States, but Apple is now in the lead.

Back in February the Wall Street Journal learned Apple Music was on pace to surpass Spotify in terms of paid U.S. subscribers.

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. Currently, Apple Music has a collection of around 40 million songs, surpassing Spotify's "30 million-plus" figure. Spotify falls into the same bracket, but has now dropped into second place when it comes to popularity.

Apple Music's's rate of growth is also higher than Spotify's, therefore Apple is expected to widen its lead in the coming months.

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Apple Music and Spotify each have 20 million paid subscribers in the United States, according to an exclusive Digital Music News report. But while the headlines have been zeroed in on every move the platform makes, Apple Music has been steadily and silently edging ahead of the competition.

Technology giant Apple has narrowed Spotify's lead in the music streaming market.

Spotify has reign supreme as the go-to music streaming service for some time now. The iPhone maker's free trials last about three months while Spotify says it has more than 70 million paying subscribers globally, with roughly 160 million overall users. There are a number of factors that could've contributed to this, including the fact the album appeared on Apple Music right at midnight while it wasn't available on Spotify until a couple hours later.

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