Apple Music Has Surpassed Spotify In Paid US Subscribers

Apple Music Has Surpassed Spotify In Paid US Subscribers

Apple Music Has Surpassed Spotify In Paid US Subscribers

As the battle between the top streaming services rages on, Apple Music has reportedly beat Spotify in one of the most important areas.

Apple recently demonstrated its edge over Spotify as musician Drake released his new album "Scorpion", which is expected to be the biggest album of the year. According to sources from Digital Music News, Apple Music streaming service now has more than 20 million paying users in the States than Spotify.

Spotify still leads outside of the USA, tallying 75 million subscribers as part of its first earnings report in May.

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

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This is impressive on a number of levels.

As far as user engagement goes, an intriguing piece of data reveals that popular rapper and sadboy Drake's latest album, Scropion, has been streamed over 170 million times on Apple Music and around 130 million times on rival Spotify, hinting that Apple Music are either more engaged with the platform or have a awful taste in music. So both services have grown impressively since that time.

Spotify has reign supreme as the go-to music streaming service for some time now. Again, this is just as far as the USA goes and excludes users in the trial period. Back then the Apple US-based subscriber growth rate was 5 percent in the country as compared to Spotify's 2 percent. However, the figure is no match to Spotify's 75 million paid subscribers as of March 31. Overall, Apple Music now boasts over 50 million users via paid subscription or free trials.

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