Apple Music Passes 10 Million Subscriber Mark
January 11, 2016 at 5:54 AM (PT)
Just before CHRISTMAS (NET NEWS 12/24/15), ALL ACCESS reported APPLE MUSIC was the ninth largest smartphone app of 2015 in AMERICA, according to NIELSEN, with 54.5 million average unique users. That lags behind FACEBOOK (126.7m), YOUTUBE (97.6m) and GOOGLE PLAY (89.7m), but solidly tops SPOTIFY, which isn't even in the Top 10.
Now there's more growth news for APPLE MUSIC, as RECODE.NET reports, "APPLE MUSIC has surpassed the 10 million subscriber mark," adding, "APPLE launched its service in JUNE with a free trial. In OCTOBER, Chief Executive TIM COOK announced that it had converted 6.5 million people to paying subscribers, with a total of 15 million users."
Rival SPOTIFY said last JUNE that it has 20 million paid subscribers for its streaming music service.