“Apple Music now has 10 million paid subscribers, according to a report from the Financial Times — a userbase that it took Spotify six years to accumulate,” Hayley Tsukayama reports for The Washington Post.

“The report indicates that the company’s move into the streaming music world seems to be paying early dividends,” Tsukayama reports. “The company had reported in October that it had nabbed 6.5 million paying customers, three months after it debuted under a three-month free trial for all users. At that time, 8.5 million users were still under the trial.”

“Apple Music had the distinct advantage of having a built-in audience, launching directly onto millions of iPhones by way of the company’s default music app. (Not to mention Mac, iPads and iPods.) Since then, Apple has also released the service for Android phones, opening up its potential customer base even more,” Tsukayama reports. “If the company is able to keep this kind of growth up, Music Business Worldwide projected that the firm could reach 100 million users in 6 years — reportedly an internal goal for Apple. That would far outstrip what any streaming music service has accomplished so far.”

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MacDailyNews Take: If you love (or even just like) music, Apple Music is well worth the price – and the family plan is an absolute steal!

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