Apple Music has reached a milestone of 100 million songs on the platform.
On Monday, October 3, Apple mentioned the milestone in a newsroom post saying:
“One hundred million songs.
Twenty-one years on from the invention of iTunes and the debut of the original iPod, we’ve gone from 1,000 songs in your pocket to 100,000x that on Apple Music. It’s phenomenal growth by any metric. The entire history, present, and future of music is at your fingertips or voice command.
More music than you can listen to in a lifetime, or several lifetimes. More music than any other platform. Simply the biggest collection of music, in any format, ever.
One hundred million songs — it’s a number that will continue to grow and exponentially multiply. But it’s more than just a number, representing something much more significant — the tectonic shift in the business of music making and distribution over these past two decades.”
Apple Music first launched in June 2015, and since then it has become one of the world’s biggest players in the streaming market. With iTunes, Apple significantly revolutionized music and afterwards it made a brave decision to replace its iTunes Store with the streaming service.
Since then, millions of iPhone users have subscribed to the service, and right now it is the second-most popular streaming service in the world, just behind Europe’s Spotify.
Apple is apparently planning to introduce an all-new version of Apple Music later this 2022, named Apple Music Classical, with a dedicated app and at no additional cost to consumers.