Spotify's subscriber numbers now lag behind Apple Music's in United States markets

Spotify's subscriber numbers now lag behind Apple Music's in United States markets

Spotify's subscriber numbers now lag behind Apple Music's in United States markets

That report now ranks Apple Music as first in the United States, at least among primarily on-demand music streaming services (Sirius XM Satellite Radio, which operates in North America exclusively, has more than 33 million subscribers).

Apple Music overtaking Spotify is a significant achievement, but it was not at all surprising.

A new report, which says Apple Music has just surpassed the once-titan of the streaming audio space, comes by way of Digital Music News who has a source at a "US-based, major [music] distributor" with insight into the exact numbers.

Back in February, music industry analytics have predicted that Apple Music would have more paying subscribers than Spotify by the end of this year's summer.

Globally, however, Spotify is still in the lead with over 160 million subscribers. In February, The Wall Street Journal reported that Spotify's monthly paid subscriber growth rate in the USA was at 2% compared to Apple Music's 5%.

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This is impressive on a number of levels. So both services have grown impressively since that time. In other markets like Canada and the U.K., Apple is also making faster strides with its subscription growth rate.

Now that Apple Music has overtaken Spotify in terms of paid subscribers in the United States, what could be next for the music streaming service.

And sure enough, the worldwide figures for Spotify and Apple Music show a spread that is more in line with what one would expect.

Additionally, the new data projects that Apple Music will widen the distance between Spotify in the coming months.

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