Apple Music now boasts more than 38 million subscribers

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Global music streaming provider Spotify is set to launch its services in South Africa on Tuesday, marking its entry into Africa, where there is a rapid uptake of smartphones and improving telecommunications infrastructure. "There are easily 2 billion people in the world who can afford to pay for some level of music, yet Spotify and Apple Music combined have only around 100 million subs globally".

That suggests the company will need to use its clout to strike more lucrative deals in the coming years if it wants to turn a profit from a growing subscriber base as it battles Apple, Amazon.com Inc and Google. Apple's senior vice president of internet software and services, Eddy Cue, passed along the latest stats at the annual SXSW in Austin, Texas.

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Cleary, now a partner at Proskauer Rose, to head its investigation, and the company said more than 70 people were interviewed. The company said they found evidence of abuse and harassment "both before and during the period" he worked at the opera.

It has been reported by TechCentral that Spotify will offer a free 30-day trial to its Premium service, which costs R59.99/month after the trial period ends, similar to that of Apple Music.

Apple, Spotify, Google and other services charge USD9.99 a month for music. In Dec. 2017, Apple acquired music recognition service Shazam, the seventh most popular Music app in the App Store by number of downloads as of press time.

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In the world of streaming music, it's really down to Apple Music versus Spotify.

Cue said Apple has 8 million subscribers now in the free trial period, the first time Apple has disclosed the number of trial users.

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The victor will advance to play No. 5 seed Clemson or No. 12 seed New Mexico State on Sunday for a spot in the Sweet 16. If Auburn advances past the first weekend, it will play in Omaha for the potential Sweet 16 and Elite Eight matchups.

Spotify was launched in 2008 and now has some 159 million users, 88 million of whom use the free version.

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