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Internal forecasts flesh out Apple / Spotify comparison in US

We reported last week on claims that Apple Music was about to overtake Spotify for paid subscribers in the US. Now the Financial Times has weighed in after seeing internal forecasts (it doesn’t say where from, but our...
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Report claims Spotify and Apple Music each have 20m US subs

Gossip has been bubbling for a while about Apple Music potentially overtaking Spotify in the US for its number of subscribers. Now Digital Music News is claiming that the moment has come. This is based on a single source:...
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Sandbox Issue 207: God Save The Streams

Lead: Just 18 months ago, pre-saves were a breath of fresh air for marketers struggling to stand above the cattle run of global releases on a Friday. But as they become ubiquitous, it is almost back to square one with everyone...
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Apple Music gets six-month bundle with Etisalat in the UAE

Telco music-streaming bundles don’t always make headlines – indeed, they don’t always get announced by the streaming companies. But they’re an under-the-radar element in the increasingly-global competition between...
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Research firm claims Spotify is tops for millennial ratio

Research firm Verto Analytics has put out some new figures, comparing several music-streaming services on the percentage of their listeners that are ‘millennials’ (which in this definition is 18-35 year-olds). Spotify...
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High-end AirPods tipped for 2019: what about hi-res Apple Music?

Bloomberg claims that Apple is planning to revamp its listening hardware in 2019, with “higher-end AirPods, a new HomePod and studio-quality over-ear headphones” tipped to make their debut in 2019. The story has plenty...
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Apple Music quietly launches ‘pre-adds’ for albums

If you browse the Apple Music app this morning, you’ll notice it has quietly added a pre-save mechanic for upcoming albums. Except they are not called pre-saves; they’re termed “pre-adds”. You do, however, have to...
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Apple Music’s 50m milestone includes subscribers and trials

Just a month after Apple Music revealed it had 40 million paying subscribers, there’s a ’50 million’ milestone plastered over the tech-news sites. This isn’t the most startling growth the music-streaming world...
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Analyst predicts 40% annual growth for Apple Music

Apple Music has just reached the milestone of 40 million paying subscribers, but how fast will it grow in terms of the revenues it’s bringing in to Apple’s overall business? One analyst quoted in the Wall Street Journal has...
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Cardi B album races to 100m first-week streams on Apple Music

It’s been at least a few days since the last Apple Music vs Spotify stream-count battle, so take a bow Cardi B, who’s the latest artist to be sending records tumbling in the streaming world. Her album ‘Invasion of Privacy’...
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Apple Music now at 40m subscribers as Oliver Schusser becomes new global head

Last week, we reported on the “story” linked to someone claiming to be at Apple France who suggested that Apple Music was now on 40m subscribers. It was repeated in several outlets as fact despite the “executive”...
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Apple hails 26m first-day streams for The Weeknd’s new EP

If Spotify needed a reminder yesterday to focus on the music-streaming competition rather than swinging share prices, Apple provided it. The latter company announced that The Weeknd’s new EP ‘My Dear Melancholy’...