NEW YORK, United States (AP) — Apple Music is about to cross a huge milestone, offering its eye-and-ear-popping 100 millionth song on the streaming service.
The music giant tells The Associated Press that internal data indicates Apple Music will reach the heady mark on Monday. Every day 20,000 singers and songwriters release music on the service. "It's a huge, huge number," Rachel Newman, Apple's global head of editorial and content, told the AP. "It really is possible to create music and record it and release it more than ever before in the history of music, which we think is pretty incredible."
Apple Music says the milestone cements it as the world's largest catalogue of music, more than YouTube Music's 80 million songs, Spotify's 82 million tracks and podcasts, and Amazon Music's 90 million songs. While the actual song that brings Apple Music across the threshold won't be known, there's a good chance it will not originate from the US or even be in English as the service sees more and more music arrive from all over the world.