Spotify subscribers say 'buh bye' to the streamer now that Apple Music is here

Spotify subscribers say 'buh bye' to the streamer now that Apple Music is here
Based on a count of Facebook and Twitter members who publicly posted their decision to leave Spotify, the launch of Apple Music last week has led to a surge in Spoify members leaving the music streamer. 40% of these Facebook posts and tweets specifically mentioned that Apple Music was the reason for their leaving Spotify. 2% dropped Spotify because of its new logo (which they felt was ugly) and seven reportedly left after Spotify recommended the new Tyga album.

Over 2500 Facebook and Twitter members posted their decision to leave Spotify, and 750 said that they were quitting Pandora. Roughly 250 posted that they were dropping Jay Z's Tidal. Apple Music debuted on June 30th and consumers are offered a three-month free trial for the streaming music service. After that expires, subscribers will pay $9.99 a month or $14.99 monthly for a family with up to 6 members. While this is just a small sample of those listening to streaming music, it does provide us with an idea of how Spotify and other music streamers are being impacted by the launch of Apple Music.

Of the 60 million subscribes that belonged to Spotify prior to the Apple Music launch, 45 million were using the free ad-supported tier. Apple Music does not have a free tier of service, but those with an Apple ID can listen fo free to the 24/7 Beats 1 Radio Staion and access the Connects bulletin board for artists. In addition, several Apple radio stations can be heard for free, with a limited number of skips.

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1. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

"While this is just a small sample of those listening to streaming music, it does provide us with an idea of how Spotify and other music streamers are being impacted by the launch of Apple Music." No. No, it doesn't. It's an insignificant sampling from an unscientific pool. Sheesh.

18. engineer-1701d unregistered

how can anyone take anything said on twitter seriously i mean think about it i can say am leaving spotify for apple music but i am not and i dont even think my spotify account is open its been years since using it, i have all my songs on phone and then i have milk music from samsung for free and milk video or youtube music. anyone can say they are leaving but you cant take that as truth just word of mouth, people think they seen god does not make it real

22. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

I miss Milk Music from my Note 3. I'd totally download and install it if I could put it on my OnePlus One.

23. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

$2.99. In my region, don't think people with iphone will abandoned Spotify. We'll see in the coming months.

34. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

It could just be temporary, since they are getting a 3 month trial for Apple Music. I can imagine some people may hop their way back to Spotify after their trial is up, we'll see.

2. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Another meh post. For me at least. Not into streaming music services at all.

21. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Why did you click on the article?

29. Redmond unregistered

Because he can?

3. Tziggy14

Posts: 624; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

Google Play Music is so irrelevant in all this lmao.

4. vivaapple

Posts: 31; Member since: Jun 02, 2015

People becoming smart nowaday. :)

9. NotAGeek

Posts: 279; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Yeah,gramatical errors meaned that trolls like you are getting more stupid

5. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

They just going for there 3 months free they soon be back, they not got all the songs, not even close

6. Awalker

Posts: 1977; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Very scientific.

8. NotAGeek

Posts: 279; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Yeah,since most of them are free subscribers,they will try the 3 months free trial of apple music,and then they will return

16. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

The problem with that is they don't have a reason to. Once you sign up and start creating playlist, your in. Not only that, all of the songs they bought over the years on iTunes is right there. Everything is in one location.

30. TBomb

Posts: 1484; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

But most of the users are probably kids/teens who don't pay the bill and Mom/Dad won't want to pay an extra $10/month for it. Espeically when they're streaming it when not on wifi and their data goes over. ^^I think that's how the streaming service works, yeah?

10. monoke

Posts: 1161; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Ibot users. What do you expect ? They just want to ensure all their electronic devices and services have 'i' in the front. That's all.

12. aahmed215

Posts: 169; Member since: Jun 18, 2012

It's called Apple Music, not iMusic though.

11. bucky

Posts: 3784; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Can anybody find apple music user created playlists? That's where spotify keeps me a subscriber.

13. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Such a lame, B*S* propaganda....if it's GOOD, you don't have to badmouth your rival....word of mouth will take care of it... NOW, talk to me WHEN Apple have all the catalogues that SPOTIFY has, after all, it's all that is that matters, right?

14. thegalaxy89

Posts: 18; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

Cant beat five dollar student membership on Spotify.

15. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

another apple add from a fake author. Still on Spotify

17. jmonteiro829

Posts: 261; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

LOL... it really is a no brainer for people that have an iPhone to use Apples service (or atleast to try it while it is free)... probably rock solid since they made it for their OS. The question is will they stay after it is no longer free. How many will migrate back to Spotify or some other service.

19. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Oh look, more FUD from Alan. Who'd a' thunk it?

20. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

Meh, Spotify offers $3 a month of premium service in the Philippines and Apple Music isn't refined for now. I'm saving my first 3 months of free trial when iOS 9 arrives then I'll try it on my own.

24. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

Well 2500 is pretty far from 50 million

25. BoobyBuster

Posts: 62; Member since: Jun 18, 2015

Lots of butthurt fandroids above ROFL. These smart people are just ditching inferior service for superior service. Butthurt all you want ROFL. No one makes money with lagdroids.

27. Tizo101

Posts: 540; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

2500... come on, anyone with any mathematical statistics background can tell you that's a load of crap.

28. xperian

Posts: 418; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

I will still be using Spotify. The biggest problem with it is adds. They are completely irrelevant to me. I don't want to be listening to some disgusting Nicki Minaj, They should play adds based on your music

31. bolleyjara

Posts: 17; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Ughhh! I should have done the same thing too. I am using my 3 months already but I find myself using spotify more often. That is because I already created my playlists on spotify and for some reason, I feel that it streams faster that when I use Apple music.

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