Apple Music Reaches More Than 60M Total Subscribers

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Apple Music has now surpassed 60 million total subscribers worldwide. That figure includes paid and trial users, according to Apple.

Eddy Cue, the streaming giant's vp of services, confirmed that figure in an interview with French news site Numerama Thursday (June 27). The last update we got on Apple Music's subscriber count came from a Financial Times report in December, which put the total at 56 million, including both paid and free trial users. 

Earlier this month, Apple announced that it will retire iTunes, and in his interview, Cue assured that all users' purchases and other iTunes playlists will be transferred seamlessly to the revamped Apple Music app.  

The streaming race continues to heat up.

In April, Spotify announced that it had surpassed 100 million subscribers, making it the first streaming service to reach that milestone. A Bloomberg report in May estimated Amazon's paid subscriber count to be around 30 million, landing Google in fourth place with 15 million between both YouTube Music and Google Play (which are soon to merge).

UPDATE: This story originally stated the 60 million number was a total paying subscribers, but it also includes free trial users.