Apple Music apparently has 32.6 million subscribers compared to Spotify’s 44.4 million

Apple denies its App Store has been a barrier to competition in the digital music market.

At the close of the first quarter of 2023, Spotify had a total global paying audience of 44.4 million compared to 32.6 million for Apple Music, according to Music Business Worldwide, citing data from the National Music Publishers Association.

The Apple Music figures are “guesstimats” as Apple has historically revealed little about how many subscribers are paying to stream music on its platform. The tech giant confirmed in June 2019 that Apple Music had passed the milestone of 60 million global subscribers – but no official figures have been released since then.The Business of Apps estimates that Apple Music had 88 million global subscribers as of June 2022.

According to Music Business Worldwide, Amazon Music has 29.3 million, YouTube has 8.5 million, and Pandora has 2.4 million.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.

1 Comment

  • Spotify numbers are BS…
    Just like their all the rest of their stats.
    Top artists, songs, really?

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