Apple Music and Spotify have been battling over the last few years to become the top dog in music streaming. It's an admirable goal considering just how big music streaming is these days. It's pretty much how all of us get our music unless of course, you're one of those people who still like to buy their music. Obviously, the latter is a noble pursuit and we applaud you for being one of the few people left who are willing to go that route.
Over the years, it's been pretty clear that Spotify has been well ahead of Apple Music when it comes to their subscriber base. However, a new report from the Wall Street Journal says otherwise. After a report conducted in February, it was revealed that in the United States, Apple Music has surpassed Spotify in paid users. Apple Music currently boasts 28 million paid subscribers, while Spotify has 26 million. No matter how you slice it, that's a lot of subscribers.
studioEAST/Getty ImagesSpotify shouldn't worry too much though. Worldwide, Spotify still has more users than Apple, especially when you consider those using the service for free. Although, as the report states, Apple Music's growth surpasses that of Spotify in both the U.S. and the rest of the world.
It is believed that a lot of Apple Music's success lies in the fact that there are 900 million iPhone users around the world and that every phone comes with Apple Music. Paid subscriptions are even included in some phone plans, which allows Apple Music to continue to grow exponentially.
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