Apple Music has passed the milestone of 60 million subscribers.
[UPDATE: The source for this story, Numerama, reported Apple‘s 60m-plus subs were all ‘paying’, but Apple has since clarified that this number in fact includes free trialists.]
That’s according to the firm’s Eddy Cue, SVP of Services, who confirmed the platform has surpassed the figure to the French media today (June 27).
Apple has also confirmed that Beats 1, Apple Music’s in-house ‘radio’ station, now has “tens of millions of listeners”.
The last update we had on Apple’s subs came from the Financial Times in December, which reported that the platform had 56m subscribers, including its free trialists.
Apple’s 60m update comes two months after Spotify announced that it finished Q1 this year with 100m paying subscribers worldwide.
Cue (pictured) told Numerama that he was very happy with Apple Music’s subscriber haul, and that the company is continually “perfecting” the platform across devices.
The iOS 13 version of Apple Music includes a time-synced lyrics feature which acts like a karaoke function. Cue pointed out that Apple employees had inputted these lyrics themselves – rather than using a third-party company.
Taylor Swift recently broke the day-one record for ‘pre-adds’ on Apple Music for a female artist, with her upcoming album, Lover.Music Business Worldwide