Apple Music has more paid subscribers that Spotify in the United States, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal, citing sources familiar with the figures. Apple has been adding subscribers at a faster rate than Spotify, both in the US and globally.
According to the WSJ, Apple has been adding subscribers at a monthly rate of 2.6% - 3%, compared to 1.5% - 2% for Spotify.
Globally, the sources say that Apple Music’s subscriber growth is 2.4% - 2.8% and Spotify’s has fallen to 2% - 2.3%.
Because of it's ad supported tier, Spotify’s total footprint is still larger than Apple’s both in the US and globally. Spotify has at least 200 million monthly active users including more than 87 million paid subscribers. Apple Music had 50 million paid users as of January.