Digital Music News reports Apple Music’s United States subscriber numbers have surpassed Spotify’s U.S. subscriber count.
The source, a US-based, major distributor, shared a report detailing the subscriber tallies of several streaming music services, including Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal, and Sirius XM. That report now ranks Apple Music as first in the United States, at least among primarily on-demand music streaming services.
The report says both Apple Music and Spotify boast over 20 million Subscribers in the United States, with Apple just “a hair ahead” of Spotify. The exact subscriber figures were reportedly withheld on request of the source to protect the source’s confidentiality.
In February, it was reported that Apple was gaining subscribers at a faster rate than Spotify, Apple’s U.S.-based subscriber growth rate was believed to be around 5%, compared to Spotify’s 2% growth rate. Based on those figures it was projected that Apple Music would pass it’s major rival in U.S. subscriber numbers this summer.
As far as global subscriber numbers go, Spotify still maintains a comfortable lead, with around 70 million paying subscribers compared to Apple Music’s 45 million. Spotify has an additional 90 million free tier users, versus Apple’s estimated 5-10 million free trial subscribers.