Apple Music Surpasses Spotify In Paid US Subscribers For The First Time

Angelo Anderson
July 6, 2018

The data also suggested Apple was getting stronger user engagement and banking more money per subscription due to its more limited discount options. 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. However, considering the company filed to go public in the U.S. in April, reports that its primary competition there has made up what was once a massive lead won't be welcome news, especially to investors.

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. Both companies are said to have over 20 million subscribers in the United States with Apple Music just a hair ahead.

Thanks to Apple Music's rapid growth in the past year, it will continue widening the gap between Spotify and Apple's streaming service.

According to a new report ousted by Digital Music news, Apple Music has freshly overtaken Spotify in the US.

Globally, however, Spotify is still in the lead with over 160 million subscribers.

What's more troubling for Spotify is that Apple Music subscribers could be more voracious listeners, racking up a combined 170 million streams of Drake's latest album Scorpion, compared to only 132.4 million on Spotify.

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