It seems like today is the day to talk about streaming music services. Although those who know me a little already know that I am not very much in favor of this type of options in which, when you stop paying, you are left with absolutely nothing, the truth is that this relatively new business model grows in number of Users and billing with every passing day, and I would almost dare to say that it could be the solution to music piracy in the same way that Netflix and similar services could be the solution to video piracy, although it will never be one hundred percent.
In any case, Apple Music is already on its way to a couple of years with us. Since then there have been changes, both in content and design. The service has grown and already has “well past”, as said Eddy Cue, the 20 million payment users, but still fails to reach Spotify, which has already exceeded 50 million. But Apple Music and Spotify are not the only options .
Current panorama of music in streaming
Coinciding with the launch of Pandora Premium , the new subscription modality that this service has announced to try to position itself in the line of Apple Music or Spotify, we take advantage of to review the current panorama of the services of music in streaming, and this to Although Pandora is only available in the United States, Australia and New Zealand. Pandora Premium is an on-demand streaming music service that for a flat fee of $ 9.99 allows the user to listen to all the music they want from their catalog.
Well, although Pandora Premium is not available in Spain, it is a good excuse to make a brief comparison of the main services of streaming music .
Spotify continues to be the most popular music streaming service with more than 50 million paid subscribers . On the other hand, Apple Music already has “well spent” the 20 million subscribers , according to the statements of Eddy Cue.