Apple Music and Spotify each have 20 million paid subscribers in the United States, according to an exclusive Digital Music News report. Those numbers come by way of Music Business Worldwide who got official numbers from Apple and used Spotify's public-facing charts to get its data. Indeed, according to a report from Digital Music News, Apple Music has finally surpassed Spotify in overall U.S. subscribers. However, we do know that both companies are now sitting at around 20 million U.S. subscribers each, with Apple slightly in the lead. The iPhone maker's free trials last about three months while Spotify says it has more than 70 million paying subscribers globally, with roughly 160 million overall users. An anonymous source spilled the unofficial news, which puts Apple Music ahead of its primary competitor, as well as Tidal, Sirius XM, and even more popular music streaming services. However, this comparison also indicates Apple Music is more popular in the United States than Spotify. So both services have grown impressively since that time.
Their Apple Music streaming service, in particular, has skyrocketed over the past few months. That steady increase was partly attributed to the number of Apple devices that include Apple Music-specific features.
However, this comparison also indicates Apple Music is more popular in the USA than Spotify.
Apple has been on a roll lately, in more ways than one.
It's important to note, however, that Apple is still trailing Spotify when it comes to global subscriptions.