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Apple Surpasses 30 Million Paid Subscribers

Apple Music tells “Billboard” that it now counts well over 30 million ­paying ­subscribers, helping fuel a 17% revenue jump for the U.S. recorded-music business in the first half of 2017 over the same period a year ago, according to the RIAA. Meanwhile, Goldman Sachs issued a report in August predicting that ­subscription streaming would drive the global record business to nearly triple, to $41 billion by 2030.


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