According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple Music's growth rate in the U.S. is more than double of Spotify's.
It won't be long now until Apple Music is the No. 1 music streaming service in the United States, according to a new report. The Wall Street Journal cites people familiar with both companies in reporting that Apple Music's growth rate for U.S. subscribers has risen to 5 percent, outpacing Spotify's 2 percent, which, if it continues, would lead Apple to overtake the Swedish service this summer.
Apple has not commented on its specific growth rate, but did reveal to the WSJ that it now has 36 million subscribers globally, up from 30 million since September. The company also does not break out sub totals geographically, so it's unclear how many of those are in the U.S. alone. Spotify also keeps a tight lid on regional breakdowns, but last month boasted on Twitter of reaching 70 million paid subscribers, meaning it is in no imminent danger of losing to Apple worldwide.
A Spotify rep declined to comment on the new report, while Apple Music did not immediately respond to questions about its growth.