Apple Music surpasses Spotify with 28 million paid USA subscribers

Apple Music Price in India Cut for All Tiers Now Starts at Rs. 99 per Month

Apple Music Price in India Cut for All Tiers Now Starts at Rs. 99 per Month

It was earlier priced at Rs 120.

It's unlikely that Apple will claim this as a victory because it, like Spotify, doesn't publicly break out regional subscriber counts.

Apple Music is growing in the U.S. between 2.6 percent to 3 percent each month, while Spotify is increasing at a slower month rate: 1.5 percent to 2 percent, according to the WSJ. The move comes hot on the heels of the launch of Spotify and YouTube Music in India.

In comparison, Spotify's annual subscription for the premium version now looks expensive; it costs Rs 1,189 for a year.

According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, the battle between Apple and Spotify continues to escalate. Music recommendation and discoverability is also far better on Spotify when compared to Apple Music.

Music streaming has grown up tremendously since its inception and is now among the best ways to listen to music.

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After JioSaavn and Gaana recently reduced their subscription prices by a whopping 70 percent, Apple Music has now followed suit as well. The app reportedly offers its subscribers 14 localized radio stations as the company has partnered with all the known and popular music labels.

Apple Music has dethroned rival music streaming service Spotify in USA sales.

In March, Spotify filed an anti-trust complaint with the European Commission, citing "unfair" policies around its App store, which charges Spotify and other apps for purchases made through Apple's App Store.

Apple issued a response a day after Spotify's complaint and said the latter is spreading "misleading rhetoric". Considering this is the route most people choose to take, Apple Music likely won't be making headway in the Indian market any time soon.

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