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Apple's streaming music app attracts 60 million users in first four years

By Shawn Knight
Jun 28, 2019
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  1. Apple’s paid streaming music service has eclipsed the 60 million subscriber mark, demonstrating consistent growth as of late.

    Apple SVP in charge of services, Eddy Cue, revealed the milestone during a recent interview with French news site Numerama in Paris.

    Back in April, sources familiar with the matter said Apple Music’s monthly growth rate was around 2.6 to three percent, higher than the 1.5 percent to two percent growth rate of chief rival Spotify. At the time, Apple was rumored to have north of 50 million subscribers.

    Notably, Apple Music doesn’t have a free tier meaning all of its subscribers pay for the service. Paying members are far more valuable than those that utilize ad-supported tiers on other platforms.

    Also worth noting is the fact that Apple Music launched just four years ago. Spotify, by comparison, has been around since 2008 although it wouldn’t be available in the US until the summer of 2011.

    Masthead credit: Apple Music application by Wachiwit

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  2. EClyde

    EClyde TS Evangelist Posts: 1,865   +695

    Not me
     
  3. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 5,525   +3,902

    No thanks, my music is on my own devices which are more convenient than "streaming" .... especially from Apple .....
     
  4. Christiaaan

    Christiaaan TS Enthusiast Posts: 31   +26

    you know you can download to your own "device" right?
     

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