Apple Music Hits 100 million Songs Milestone

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Apple Music now has over 100 million songs, Apple revealed today in a news update. Apple’s music streaming service has come a long way since starting with 30 million songs in 2015.

Back in the 1960s, only 5,000 new albums were released each year. Today, anywhere in the world, in 167 countries and regions on Apple Music, any artist of any description can write and record a song and release it globally,” global head of editorial at Apple Music, Rachel Newman wrote. “Every day, over 20,000 singers and songwriters are delivering new songs to Apple Music — songs that make our catalog even better than it was the day before. One hundred million songs is evidence of a more democratic space, where anyone, even a new artist making music out of their bedroom, can have the next big hit.”

Apple began with iTunes and its dedicated media player, the iPod, twenty-one years ago with only a thousand songs. Apple would later shut down iTunes at the end of 2021 while also discontinuing the iPod in 2022, ending a 20-year run.

In June 2021, Apple rolled out lossless streaming to Apple Music, a feature which lets listeners enjoy songs the way it was mixed originally from the studio. While Apple has surpassed the 100 million song milestone, rival Spotify says it has “over 80 million tracks” on its website.

Apple is launching a new Today series on Apple Music, designed at “elevating artists’ voices and providing opportunities for them to tell their own stories and contextualize their music.” Apple Music Today will feature a new song each day, and the focus will be one telling its history.

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