Number of Apple Music subscribers worldwide from October 2015 to May 2018 (in millions)

Number of Apple Music subscribers worldwide 2015-2018 This statistic gives information on the number of subscribers to Apple Music. As of May 2018, Apple Music had 50 million paying subscribers worldwide. The music streaming service was first introduced at Apple's WWDC 2015. During a survey in the United States in 2017, 8 percent of consumers stated that they used the service monthly and a further 7 percent claimed to use it weekly. Moreover, Apple Music was ranked as one of the online music services that young people used most frequently in 2017. At the top of this list was Spotify, which 38 percent of young people use frequently.
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Subscribers in millions
Oct '15*6.5
Jan '1610
Feb '1611
Mar '1612
Apr '1613
May '1614
Jun '1615
Aug '1616
Sep '1617
Dec '1620
Jun '1727
Sep '1730
Mar '1838
Apr' 1840
May '1850
Subscribers in millions
Oct '15*6.5
Jan '1610
Feb '1611
Mar '1612
Apr '1613
May '1614
Jun '1615
Aug '1616
Sep '1617
Dec '1620
Jun '1727
Sep '1730
Mar '1838
Apr' 1840
May '1850
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This statistic gives information on the number of subscribers to Apple Music. As of May 2018, Apple Music had 50 million paying subscribers worldwide. The music streaming service was first introduced at Apple's WWDC 2015. During a survey in the United States in 2017, 8 percent of consumers stated that they used the service monthly and a further 7 percent claimed to use it weekly. Moreover, Apple Music was ranked as one of the online music services that young people used most frequently in 2017. At the top of this list was Spotify, which 38 percent of young people use frequently.
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Release date
May 2018
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
October 2015 to May 2018
Supplementary notes
*October 2015 figures are based on CEO Tim Cook's statement that Apple Music has 6.5 million paid subscribers plus another 8.5 million users who are still in their three-month free trial period.
Apple Music offers a 3 month free trial up front, but only supports paid subscriptions after that.

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