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Apple Music Passes Spotify in U.S. Paid Subscribers

Apple continues to show surprising strength in the music subscription wars with Spotify. Today’s story in the Wall Street Journal says Apple has finally passed Spotify in the U.S. for paid subscribers. The story says Apple now has 28 million subscribers compared with Spotify’s 26 million. It also says Apple’s growth rate is much faster, so barring any shifts in the trend, that gap should widen....

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