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Eddy Cue, the company's Senior Vice President, has revealed that their subscriber rate has grown to 38 million, having amassed almost 2 million users within 5 weeks. There are easily two 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 subscribers globally. He going on to add that another 8 million subscribers are now listening to Apple Music on a trial basis.

Speaking at the launch on Tuesday, Spotify MD for the Middle East and African region, Claudius Boller, revealed that the service offers a feature called Spotify for Artists, which enables musicians to track the performance of their music in real-time - from the number of downloads and streams to the global regions where their music is performing well.

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The company said the music service is available on the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, and Microsoft Store.

Spotify has found a new way to beef up its knowledge about music: The company has begun to solicit music metadata suggestions from its users, asking them to describe genres of albums or moods of songs.

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Apple has bought digital magazine distributor Texture to extend its subscription services beyond music and online storage. He also stated that Apple has 8 million subscribers now in the free trial period, the first time the company has disclosed the number of trial users. And with Spotify's 159 million free listeners who also listen to ads, it's clear that this new concept of radio may have a long ways to go before saturation. Texture allows readers to pore over articles in more than 200 magazines for $10 per month, much like Netflix sells unlimited access to its video programming.

From an ordinary user perspective, subscribers will have access to a catalogue of over 36 million songs and over 2 billion playlists. The magazine distributor had been owned by investors that included Condé Nast, Hearst, Meredith, Rogers Media and KKR. "We have had the continent in our sights for a while and are finally able to offer South African fans access to all the music they already love on Spotify, while helping them to enjoy, discover and share new music from both local and worldwide artists simply and easily." said Michael Krause, Spotify's managing director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Of course, there is also the free tier.

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