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Apple Music has seen a consistent rise in subscriber numbers over the past year, with the streaming music service’s fastest growth yet — hitting 40 million subscribers — coming just this month. According to Macquarie Capital analyst Ben Schachter, Apple Music will keep up its progress and average 40 percent growth each year over the next three years (via The Wall Street Journal).
With this projection, Apple Music would see subscriber numbers reach about 56 million within the next year, 78 million in two years, and break the 100 million paid subscriber milestone in under three years. For comparison with previous growth, Apple Music sat at 10 million [...]
Carl Chery, Apple Music’s head of hip-hop programming, has left Apple to work for Spotify, reports Variety.
As head of hip-hop programming, Chery secured Apple exclusive releases from Chance the Rapper, including Grammy Award-winning album „Coloring Book,“ and he also helped discover artists like Cardi B, Bryson Tiller, Post Malone, Khalid, Daniel Caesar, 6LACK, and H.E.R.
Image via Variety Chery was behind several popular playlists on Apple Music, including A-List: Hip-Hop and A-List: R&B, and his absence will likely be felt at Apple Music, where hip-hop has become one of the genres the service is known for.
Chery first joined Apple [...]
It’s been one week since Cardi B released her debut studio album „Invasion of Privacy,“ and over that time it’s reached more than 100 million streams on Apple Music. According to stats provided by Apple to The Verge, this means that Cardi B has set a new record for first-week streams by a female artist on Apple’s streaming music service.
The previous record holder was Taylor Swift and her album „Reputation,“ which launched late last year. Invasion of Privacy is said to have broken Swift’s streaming numbers on Apple Music by the middle of this week, and it’s now the „fifth most-streamed album ever“ on Apple [...]