In a recent interview, Apple’s senior VP Eddy Cue and Jimmy Iovine assessed the first month of Apple Music. USA Today reports that the platform has 11 million subscribers. At the moment, these users are enjoying a free trial. According to Cue, 2 million of those subscribers signed up for the family plan (which will eventually cost $14.99 a month, as opposed to $9.99). “We’re thrilled with the numbers so far,” he noted. Iovine praised Apple Music’s Connect: “I’m hearing a sigh of relief [from artists] that now finally they have tools they can use to access their fans.”
The three-month trial period ends in October.