Apple Music Has Crossed The 100 Million Song Record

On September 7, 2022, Apple CEO Tim Cook delivered a speech at an event held on the company’s campus in Cupertino, California. A staggering 100 million songs will soon be available on Apple Music, marking a significant numerical milestone. Apple Music will have reached a significant milestone when it releases its awesome 100 millionth song on the streaming service.

The Music Industry

The music industry titan informs the media that, based on internal data, Apple Music will pass the milestone on Monday. On the program, 20,000 musicians publish new songs each day.

According to Apple’s worldwide head of publishing and content, Rachel Newman, “It’s a massive, huge number.” “More than ever in the history of music, it is possible to make, record, and disseminate music, which we believe is quite fantastic.”

Apple Music’s achievement confirms its position as having the most extensive music library in the world, surpassing Amazon Music’s 90 million songs, Spotify’s 82 million tracks, and YouTube Music’s 80 million songs.

Although the exact song that pushes Apple Music over the finish line won’t be revealed, there’s a high chance it won’t be American or even in English, given how much international music is now available on the service.

At its debut, iTunes offered music in 200 languages and dialects, with half of the selection being English. Currently, English is available in 40% of Apple Music’s offers, and there are 350 different languages and dialects available. Formerly the purview of the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia, songs from Japan, Colombia, Ghana, Nigeria, and South Korea now dominate the platform’s top rankings.

Apple Inc developed the streaming service known as Apple Music. Users can choose music to stream on-demand on their device or listen to already-made playlists. The service also provides the Internet radio stations Apple Music 1, Apple Music Hits, and Apple Music Country, which continuously transmit live material to more than 200 countries. The service was introduced on June 8, 2015, and on June 30, 2015, it became operational. New clients can acquire particular products for a one-month free trial or a six-month free trial before the service requires a monthly subscription.

As the world becomes more digitalized, the milestone has been drawing nearer and nearer. With the epidemic believed to have sped up the process as people in solitude looked for creative outlets, the number of Apple Music songs has doubled in the last four years, from 50 million in 2018.

Apple Music’s initial iOS release was met with mixed reviews, including complaints about its “not intuitive” user experience. It was complemented, however, by its ability to curate playlists, offer a sizable song catalog for streaming, and be integrated with other Apple products and services. The app underwent a massive overhaul in iOS 10, which was well-received for its revised user experience with less clutter, enhanced navigation, and increased emphasis on users’ collections. Following its release, Apple Music gained popularity quickly, surpassing the milestone of 10 million subscribers in just six months. As of February 2022, there were 98 million service customers worldwide.

The NFL and Apple Music have agreed to a multi-year agreement on September 22, 2022, making Apple Music the primary sponsor of the Super Bowl halftime show starting with Super Bowl LVII.

Apple Music said the 100 millionth song might be from an undiscovered artist.

In 2003, Apple Inc. introduced iTunes with 200,000 music to feed its iPods. Seven years later, it debuted Apple Music with subscribers in 167 countries and regions to feed iPhones.

Additionally, it claims that its audience actively researches artists’ back catalogs instead of only listening to what’s new. When Apple Music first debuted in 2015, the top 1,000 songs accounted for 20% of all plays. They now account for 10%. Listeners who go back in time find that the average song was released on March 7, 2017.

Introducing A Brand-New Editorial Series

The music streaming service commemorates the achievement by introducing a brand-new editorial series called Apple Music Today on Monday. The streamer’s editorial staff explains the history of one new or classic music from among its 100 million options.

According to Newman, we see it as a chance to reconnect with music that all of our subscribers may have forgotten about or are unaware of. Finding a new storytelling platform is also crucial. That, in our opinion, is one action we are taking to protect the artistic integrity of the music.

Gloria Flynt

I am a Research Content Specialist in Update.co.ke. I have been working with update.co.ke for over 6 months. Update.co.ke is a digital platform that provides news and analysis on business, economy, technology and entrepreneurship in worldwide. I love reading and writing about anything that has to do with science, technology, and developments in the digital world.

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