The number of subscribers of the new music service Apple Music has reached 8 million people. This was reported by the analytical Agency co-founder of Midia Consulting mark Mulligan.
According to the analyst, the number of users using Apple Music subscription, in last two months has increased by 1.5 million, and in 2016 Apple Music will reach upto 20 million according to the sources. However, this forecast can be affected by external factors, in particular, treaming music service “Spotify” offered three months of premium subscription of its service for $ 1.
In October, Apple CEO Tim cook during his speech at a technology conference in California announced that Apple Music is already used by 6.5 million users. Another 8.5 million users are testing the service in trial mode. For comparison, Spotify in June 2015, stated that it has 20 million paying subscribers. While Spotify offers its services on Apple, Android and Windows devices.
Apple launched Apple Music with access to the iTunes library and the directory that includes more than 30 million songs, on 30 June 2015. The first three months of Apple Music you can use for free, then payment $9.99 (approximately Rs. 640) for individual, and the family plan of $14.99 (approximately Rs. 958) . In contrast, the India pricing is just about $2 for an individual connection, and $3 for a family plan.
Apple timed the release of the seventh episode of “Star wars” startup themed radio stations in Apple Music. On the new fans of the space Saga will be able to hear the soundtracks from all parts of the film (from the main topic before The Emperor Arrives), as well as random sound effects — for example, the beeping droid R2-D2 or intimidating the heavy breathing of Darth Vader.