Although it surpasses Spotify, how much does it really matter?
Recently, Apple Music reached a significant milestone. Apple announced that there are now 100 million songs available on its streaming music service. Given the considerable increase from the 30 million at the time of the launch in June 2015, it is likely that you will find the new songs you’re looking for. The business also claims to be adding 20,000 new tracks to the service daily.
The 100 million milestones could give Apple Music an advantage over competitors. The main rival Spotify claims to have “over 80 million tracks” as of this writing. Even though that’s still a very healthy selection, it does suggest that you’ll find indie favorites or backlist titles on Apple’s platform more readily than you might elsewhere.
Of course, the real question is whether or not that benefit justifies switching from a different service. It’s unclear how many songs—including unique DJ mixes and live sessions—are exclusives. For more information, we’ve asked Apple. If you can’t get enough of a favorite artist, those unusual offerings might be alluring, but they won’t necessarily win you over if you’re content to listen to album cuts. The 100 million song figure gives Apple bragging rights, if nothing else, as it can point to a larger library that might entice first-time streamers concerned about not being able to find their favorite record.