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. Apple Music, however, is "a hair ahead", which is not a surprise. SiriusXM satellite radio, which does not offer specific songs on demand, beats both Apple and Spotify with 33 million paid U.S. subscribers.
Apple Music has surpassed Spotify in total number of paid USA subscribers, according to a report from Digital Music News.
A recent report from Music Business Worldwide offered a deep dive on the early stats both service released on Drake's Scorpion. However, this comparison also indicates Apple Music is more popular in the United States than Spotify.
Additionally, the new data projects that Apple Music will widen the distance between Spotify in the coming months.
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For years, Spotify has been the number one service for paid subscribers who choose to listen to music that they pick themselves.
While the gap between the two leaders is now very small, it is expected to widen over the coming months as Apple is enjoying explosive growth in the US.
According to a report by Digital Music News that claims the information was gathered by a "US-based, major distributor", Apple music has finally surpassed Spotify in monthly paid subscribers.
While exact numbers were not given in order to protect the identity of the source, Apple Music is said to have "20 million plus" subscribers. It will be interesting to see how Spotify responds if and when this news becomes official.