Apple Music has more subscribers than Spotify in US

The Spotify logo is displayed on a screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., May 3, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Neighbourhood Technology Desk/Avi Arya: With more than 20 million paying users in the US, Apple Music has just taken the lead over its rival Spotify in an all-important market where as Spotify still leads outside of the US, tallying 75 million subscribers as part of its first earnings report in May. Data for 2018 also shows that Apple is experiencing a far stronger rate-of-growth in the US, suggesting a wider lead over the coming months.

Trial users were not part of the comparison Apple Music now has more than 45 million subscribers world-wide, with an additional 5-10 million free trial users. iPhone maker’s free trials last about three months while Spotify says that it has more than 70 million paying subscribers globally, with roughly 160 million overall users.

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