Apple Music Reportedly Beats Spotify in Number of Paid U.S. Subscribers

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The industry insider - described as a "US-based, major distributor" - spoke with Digital Music News and also shared a report with the site that showed the subscriber figures for a number of music streaming services including Apple Music, Spotify and Tidal. Back in February, the publication reported Apple Music would surpass Spotify in US paid subscriptions if it maintained a growth rate of 5 percent. Both streaming platforms now have around 20 million paying users in the states; however, Apple Music recently pulled ahead of Spotify by "a hair". This makes Apple the most popular on-demand streaming service in America by a hair.

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Dzagoev says "I had a problem with my back again, but now I'm training in the main group and I'm ready for the match". Any repeat would take some of the gloss of what should be the ideal showcase for the world's most expensive player.

Music industry sources predicted back in February that Apple Music would overtake Spotify in United States subscribers this summer, and a major music distributor says that this has now happened. Overall, Apple Music is said to have over 45 million subscribers globally with about 5-10 users on free trials. At that rate, it was inevitable that Apple Music would take the lead eventually. Those numbers come by way of Music Business Worldwide who got official numbers from Apple and used Spotify's public-facing charts to get its data. Apple Music, on the other hand, has only been around for three years. While services like Pandora or YouTube bring in massive amounts of users, they don't boast as big of a paid subscription base as Spotify.

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