According to Tim Cook Apple Music already has 6.5 million paying subscribers-- but how does it stand compared to the music streaming competition? Statista reveals how the service is actually pretty well, all considering.
Apple Music launched on 30 June 2015 and includes a 3-month free trial, meaning the earliest payments only start from 30 September 2015. However, as seen in the Statista chart, Apple Music already stands 2nd in the streaming service rankings, beating the likes of Deezer (6.3m paying subscribers) and Pandora (3.9m).
Thus, the one service Apple needs to beat is Spotify. The music streaming champion claims 20m paying subscribers as of June 2015, and so far shows no signs of backing down.