The source, a US-based, major distributor, shared a report detailing the subscriber tallies of several streaming music services, including Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal, and Sirius XM. That report now ranks Apple Music as first in the United States, at least among primarily on-demand music streaming services (Sirius XM Satellite Radio, which operates in North America exclusively, has more than 33 million subscribers).
The data shows that Apple has a much stronger growth rate in the U.S. which means that the company will like extend its lead over Spotify in the coming months.
Overall, Apple Music is said to have over 45 million subscribers globally with about 5-10 users on free trials. Spotify has over 70 million subscribers globally and about 160 million total users. Despite this difference, Apple Music saw significantly more streams of Drake's new album than Spotify, setting a new streaming record.
More details in the full report below. You can sign up for an Apple Music trial via the Music app on your iOS device.