Apple Music vs Spotify (YOU NEED MORE QUOTES)


Dulce Paz, Staff Writer

When it comes to the undisputed king of streaming music, it is Spotify. The Swedish-born service helped pioneer the current market and has tens of millions more paid users than the competition, and not to mention millions of more free users. But Apple Music, known for its high-level exclusive releases and full integration into Apple’s popular iOS system, is the hottest service on Spotify’s heels.

Apple’s streamer has shown impressive growth in listenership since its inception, garnering about half the number of Spotify’s paying users since it went live in June of 2015, nine years behind Spotify. Apply music gives its subscriber full access to the iTunes library. Even the required subscription fee of $10 per month is no great barrier for entry, as Apple Music offers a three-month free trial and a discounted family plan.

Apple Music is the way to go because there are more songs available and it is backed by one of the biggest brands in the business (Apple).

Sophomore Madison Ford chimed in on why Apple Music is the better buy. “It gives you access pretty much to any song,” Ford said. “Plus it’s the same price as Spotify, so you get more for what you pay for.”