Apple Senior Vice President, Eddy Cue, revealed in a media interview this week that Apple Music has now surpassed 60 million subscribers. The service trails rival Spotify by 40 million premium subscribers.
Cue made the statement in an interview with French media news website Numerama,
Apple executives had not disclosed subscription totals since May 2018, when the company said it had 50 million Apple Music subscribers. The 60 million figure includes Apple customers who are on a free trial of Apple Music.
In April, Spotify reported it has 100 million “premium” subscribers. Spotify’s definition of premium subscribers also includes those on free trials of its paid service so long as the user has entered a payment method such as a credit card.
When including listeners to its ad-supported service, Spotify has 217 million users. Apple and Spotify are locked in an antitrust dispute after Spotify filed a complaint with European regulators in March.
Pictured: Apple Senior Vice President Eddy Cue