Spotify makes South African debut

Spotify makes South African debut

Apple said Eddy Cue, senior vice president of internet software and services, disclosed the most recent subscriber number for Apple Music at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas.

The South African launch comes ahead of Spotify's plan to list in NY. All in all, it's an impressive showing for a service that was incredibly frustrating to use when it first launched a few years back.

David Pak, previous CEO of eMusic, commented on CNN about the war between Spotify and Apple Music. That is a pick up of 2 million new subscribers, or 5.6%, since February. Clearly, Apple still has a lot of ground to make up.

Spotify Premium - R59.99 per month. Apple Music does not offer an ad-based version and instead uses a three-month free trial to lure customers.

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Music streaming company Spotify Technology S.A. has launched its service in Israel on Monday at a press conference in Tel Aviv.

Spotify is the world's largest global music streaming subscription service with a community of nearly 160m users, including 71m paying premium subscribers.

As a final point of interest, Apple recently revealed that Rihanna is the most streamed female artist on Apple Music, edging out popular acts such as Beyonce and Taylor Swift. Google does not release paid subscriber numbers for its service, Google Play Music. The deal brought Apple one step closer to owning the entire media consumption cycle for its users, as well as becoming a legitimate leader rather than simply a bandwagon-rider in the music-streaming landscape.

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