Apple Music hits 40 million subscribers, names new worldwide chief

Oliver Schusser is the new head of Apple Music's worldwide division

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While Apple Music reported 38 million subscribers back in March, it now looks like the music streaming service has managed to hit 40 million subscribers.

This means that Apple’s Music Streaming platform managed to amass two million subscribers in just one month.

Variety is also reporting that Apple is shuffling up its music team’s leadership and has named Oliver Schusser as the head of Apple Music’s worldwide division.

Schusser previously held the position of vice president of Apple Music and international content.

Apple Music’s leadership has changed frequently over the last few years, with high profile hires like Bozoma Saint John and Ian Rogers leaving the platform and Apple entirely.

While Apple Music continues to grow rapidly, the service still has a long way to go before it reaches Spotify’s base of 70 million paying subscribers. Including Spotify’s free tier, the streaming service has a total of 159 million users.

Reports also emerged earlier today that Spotify has plans to significantly revamp its free tier, giving users additional control over what songs and playlists they’re listening to.

Apple Music is available on both the iOS App Store and the Google Play Store.

Source: Variety 

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