Apple Music Now Has 38 Mln Subscribers

Mindy Sparks
March 13, 2018

Cape Town - After much speculation Spotify officially launched in South Africa on Monday.

Apple's streaming music service now enjoys 38 million paid subscribers, an increase of two million subscribers since the company last reported figures in February. Apple's senior vice president of internet software and services, Eddy Cue, passed along the latest stats at the annual SXSW in Austin, Texas. The premium service will be priced at $6 (NIS 19.9) per month and include tracks by local and global artists as well as playlists compiled by local radio stations and celebrities. This will be the first time the company has launched on the African continent.

In addition to the 35 million songs already available on Spotify, it is also building up a collection of Israeli music and is already working with a range of local artists.


"With over 159 million active users, including over 71 million Spotify Premium subscribers, Spotify offers a choice between an ongoing free ad-supported music service and a fully-featured, ad-free subscription option", said the company.

The premium subscription lets users play music ad -free as well as download up to 3333 songs offline on up to three devices to listen to when they don't want to use data to stream.

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