Apple today celebrated a milestone in its Apple Music service for 100 million songs across the platform.
Rachel Newman, global editor-in-chief, said in a press release that the service started 21 years ago with just 100,000 issues and has now grown phenomenally. Newman goes on to say that 100 million songs is more than anyone can listen to in one or even several lifetimes, ending by saying that Apple Music now has the “largest music collection ever.”
The editorial director mused about the future, saying there were two areas of focus for improving the service, including human curation and more context.
Apple is steadily adding to Apple Music in terms of content and features. The service already has exclusive live covers and releases through Apple Music Sessions, as well as live streams of concerts and DJ mixes in Spatial Audio. Lossless audio was also introduced in 2021.