Apple Music Subscription Is Now Half Price For Students

Apple Music Subscription Half Price For Students
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Music streaming services are becoming increasingly popular as more and more people switch from physical music copies to digital copies. With the rise of music streaming, Apple Music and Spotify have emerged as two of the most popular services in the market. Recently, Apple Music announced a redesign of its music streaming platform, and now it has announced a 50% reduction in its monthly subscription for students enrolled in eligible colleges or universities.

The new tier is available immediately for both existing and new subscribers on both iOS and Android. The current membership fee in the US is $9.99, but for students, their subscription will cost just $4.99 a month. This new pricing plan is expected to significantly increase the number of sign-ups for Apple Music, especially among the student population.

As of now, Apple Music has 13 million subscribers, a milestone that it hit last week. Though this is a significant number, it still sets it way behind Spotify’s 30 million paying subscribers. However, with the introduction of a new user-friendly design and a half-price membership option, Apple Music could potentially see a massive surge in subscribers, which is what Apple is hoping for, as the service wants to better compete with its major rival, Spotify.

It may be difficult for Apple Music to compete with Spotify on the same level, but according to a report by Digital Music News (DMN), both platforms are adding one million more paying users a month on average. If both services continue to do so, Apple Music could surpass 20 million subscribers by the end of the year, while Spotify could nearly reach double that number at nearly 40 million subscribers by the end of 2016.

The new pricing plan for students is not the first time that Apple has offered a discount to attract more subscribers. Last year, Apple Music offered a three-month free trial period to new subscribers, and it worked. Apple Music saw an increase in the number of subscribers to the service. In fact, Apple Music’s growth rate has been unprecedented since it launched in June last year. With its new design and pricing plan, Apple Music is hoping to continue this trend.

However, it is important to note that the music streaming market is highly competitive, with other services such as Tidal and Pandora also vying for a share of the market. In this context, both Apple Music and Spotify will need to continue to offer innovative and attractive features to retain their existing subscribers and to attract new ones.

In conclusion, with the introduction of a new design and a half-price membership option for students, Apple Music is hoping to better compete with Spotify in the music streaming market. While it may be difficult for Apple Music to surpass Spotify’s number of subscribers, it is clear that the company is taking steps in the right direction to increase its market share. It remains to be seen if these changes will be enough for Apple Music to catch up with Spotify, but one thing is certain – music streaming services are here to stay.

3 Responses

  1. Huckleberry

    Lies, lies, lies. I have checked everywhere and cannot find this so called students discount. So a link to use this discount as there is no mention anywhere on Apples website or iTunes.

  2. Anonymous

    It means that in China it will cost only $1