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Apple Music

Main Problematic to solve

What are the primary pain points and preferences of Apple Music target customers in relation to Spotify? How can we better address these needs to improve customer satisfaction and loyalty?

Apple Music falls under the brand category of "Digital Music Streaming Services." This category includes platforms that offer on-demand access to a vast library of music tracks, albums, playlists, and other audio content for a subscription fee or sometimes free with ads.


What is Apple Music?

Pain Points

Apple Music competes with different streaming services, that provides different features and pricing.

Labeling Regulations

USA regulations

  • Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)
  • Consumer Protection Laws
  • Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)
  • Digital Performance Right in Sound Recordings Act (DPRA)

Internal Regulations

  • Cover Art Guidelines
  • Accessibility Standards
  • Digital Packaging
  • Artist Accuracy

Labeling of Apple Music in the US


Creating a cohesive ecosystem that enhances user experience and accessibility. By working directly with labels, distributors, and artists, Apple Music ensures a diverse catalog of music while maintaining high standards for content delivery and presentation.

Apple Ecosystem


Apple Music is known for its commitment to quality audio, curation of playlists, and exclusive artist collaborations. The service has established a reputation for delivering a premium music experience with features like spatial audio and Dolby Atmos support.

Audio Quality


Apple Music provides a platform for users to access a vast library of music, curated playlists, and exclusive content.

Core Product

While consequences for the company encompass legal risks, operational impact, and reputation management, consequences for the marketing strategy involve messaging alignment, targeting adjustments, and trust-building efforts.


Trust Building

Compliance with labeling regulations can be leveraged as a marketing strategy to build trust with consumers.


Targeting and Recommendation Adjustments

Marketing efforts may need to adjust targeting criteria and content recommendations to comply with labeling regulations.


Content promotion and messaging

Labeling consequences in the marketing strategy

Marketing campaigns must align with regulatory requirements.

Through nostalgic storytelling, inspiring content, or personalized recommendations.

Curated playlists, exclusive content, seamless integration with Apple devices, or personalized recommendations

Emotional Connection

Percieved value

staying attuned to the latest trends, collaborating with influential artists, and engaging with its audience on social media.

Minimalist design aesthetic, seamless user experience, and integration with Apple's ecosystem

Cultural Relevance

Brand Identity

Building Image


Apple Music offers a combination of physical approaches and digital tools.They sell subscriptions through their digital retailers and also in different 3rd party retailers stores as gift cards

Promotion Mix

Marketing Tools

Badges, icons, embeddable players, Twitter Audio Cards, and links enhance visibility and engagement for customers

Promotional Pricing and Bundles:

Apple Music periodically offers promotional pricing, discounts, and bundled deals, especially during holidays or special events, to attract new users

Tiered Pricing for Different Markets

Apple Music employs tiered pricing to adjust prices for different countries and regions, ensuring affordability and market relevance across global markets




United Kingdom


Head Quarters (USA)



Amazon Music


Amazon acquired Twitch, a video game streaming platform, for nearly $1 billion a decade ago

Amazon Echo and alexa

Different Plans

Amazon Music offers 3 different plans to users for all type of economic levels.


Amazon Ecosystem






Collaboration with artists and podcasters contributes significantly to the success of Spotify's marketing campaigns like Spotify Wrapped.The exclusive partners of Spotify include collaborations with various companies and platforms to enhance the Spotify experience for users

Unique features highlight a compnay from others, spotify was the first company to include features new to the market.They have 31% of the market share and around 180 million subscribers around the world.

The costs vary between countries, based on the purchasing power of the country and the GDP.They offer different plans and options for students. It's more expensive than Apple Music

Exclusive Partners

Unique Features


Qualitative Interviews


  • Recommendations and Loyalty
  • Privacy and Costumer Support
  • Integration and Compability
  • Exclusive Content and Recommendations
  • Social Features and Community
  • Audio Quality
  • Pricing and Subscription
  • Content Avablability and Curation
  • Features and Functionality
  • User Experience and Interface
Set of questions according to...

For this project, we conducted in-depth interviews with 10 individuals of diverse ages and genders. This questions comprised a series of 20 to 30 questions focused on music streaming platforms, Apple Music and Spotify. The primary objective of this interviews was to compare and analyze user perceptions. Ultimately, this analysis will provide insights into the strenghts and weaknesses of each platform.

User Interface and Ease of UsePricing and Subscription OptionsOverall Preference
Analysis: For the analysis of the interviews, we divided the key points of the interviews in...

Through the interviews conducted with the interviewees, it's apparent that their experiences and preferences regarding music streaming platforms are heavily influenced by factors such as user interface, content availability, pricing, and personalized recommendations. Below is an in-depth analysis highlighting the key findings from the interviews, accompanied by relevant quotes.


Quantitatives Surveys


31.5% of the respondents have a monthly income of $1000 to $5000 Mexican pesos, which is why the income of these people is an important factor when deciding the amount of investment in music platforms, since a person has more important expenses and they will opt for the cheapest platform or the one that offers the most benefits for the price offered.

The target market for apple music is people between the ages of 18 and 34, which accounted for 73.2% of our respondents. We believe this has been happening as these apps are targeting a younger market for their unveiling of new artists online while older artists are still releasing music on physical media.

Data Obtained

20.7% of the total if they would renew their subscription to Apple Music, which indicates that they are users of the iOS operating system if they use this platform, but 47.7% do not use Apple Music, which we believe may be due to different factors such as income, music preferences and plans offered by these platforms.

65.5% are iOS users but we consider that this is not a factor in determining the preference of both platforms since Apple Music is exclusive to the Apple ecosystem but Spotify is accessible to everyone, which is why this percentage cannot be considered an advantage.

Data Obtained

Conclusion: We can see that women are more likely to use Apple Music than men. 20% of females surveyed said they prefer Apple Music compared to 15% of males it is because in Apple Music insigths fermales account for 56% of Apple's Music total users and we consider Apple Music is a more attractive option for women who value convenience and enjoy a cohesive digital experience within the Apple ecosystem.

Which music platform do you usually use?

Q&A's from the survey according to gender.

Conclusion: Most users don't use Apple Music, but the ones who do are very satisfied being the most women because they are really interested in the cleaness and style of Apple Music , and this platform offers many templates for social media and promote that you are using it and men are more interested in quality and effectiveness.

On a scale from 1 to 5, how would you rate your experience with apple music? 1 being not satisfied and 5 very satisfied.

Q&A's from the survey according to gender.

Conclusion: The data shows that a higher percentage of women (5%) said they were satisfied with the pricing compared to men (3%), it is because that the women surveyed were students and consumers of the apple environment and they have access to discounted pricing plans.

How satisfied are you with the pricing of Apple Music?

Q&A's from the survey according to gender.

Conclusion: The people surveyed found Spotify more accurate because we consider Spotify's social features like following friends and sharing playlists might be more appealing , and Spotify's library or playlists might cater better to the genres the people surveyed prefered.

Which platform do you find provides more accurate and relevant personalized recommendations?

Q&A's from the survey according to gender.

Conclusion: The data shows a slight preference for Apple Music among women (21%) compared to men (19%) and the supposition aligns with the current understanding of music streaming service recommendations being biased towards a variety of tastes and moods, Apple Music provides curated playlists for different genres, moods, activities, and even specific occasions like workouts or parties.

Considering the availability of exclusive content, do you feel Apple Music or Spotify offers a better selection to meet your preferences and interests?

Q&A's from the survey according to gender.

The music streaming market in Mexico presents opportunities for both Apple Music and Spotify, with each platform having unique strengths appealing to different user segments. However, there is room for improvement in areas such as personalized recommendations, exclusive content offerings, pricing strategies, and minimizing technical issues to enhance user satisfaction and perceived value. Addressing these areas could lead to increased user retention and market share gains for the respective platforms.

Content and Features

Exclusive content offerings and personalized recommendations emerge as important factors influencing platform choice. Spotify is perceived as providing more accurate personalized recommendations, while Apple Music's strength lies in its exclusive content.

Satisfaction and Cost

User satisfaction with pricing is moderate for both platforms, with some expressing dissatisfaction with the costs. Apple Music users seem slightly less satisfied overall compared to Spotify users.

Usage Time Rates & Technical Support

Usage time varies widely, with some users spending over 10 hours per week on music streaming platforms while others use them minimally. Technical issues are commonly experienced across both Apple Music and Spotify, impacting user satisfaction.

Operating System Preference


The data shows a preference for iOS over Android for accessing music streaming services, with a significant number of users primarily using iOS devices.

The market research findings on Apple Music underscore two critical areas for enhancement. Firstly, there's a pressing need to refine the platform's interface, enhancing user experience and simplifying navigation, particularly for new users. Streamlining the interface could significantly improve user engagement and retention. Secondly, leveraging exclusivity through diverse marketing strategies presents a lucrative opportunity for Apple Music to differentiate itself in a competitive landscape. By offering exclusive content and experiences, Apple Music can solidify its position as a premier music streaming service, further captivating audiences and fostering brand loyalty. Addressing these areas of improvement could significantly bolster Apple Music's market presence and user satisfaction, ultimately driving its success in the dynamic music streaming industry.



  • Spotify Free
  • Spotify premium 10.99 (USD)
  • Spotify Premium Family 18.99 (USD)
  • Spotify Premium Duo 14.99 (USD)
  • Spotify Premium Student 5.99 (USD)
  • What specific features do you find most appealing on Apple Music compared to Spotify?
  • Are there any particular aspects of Apple Music that you feel outperform Spotify?
  • In what ways do you think Spotify excels over Apple Music in meeting your music streaming needs?
  • Are there any additional features or functionalities you wish were offered by either Apple Music or Spotify to enhance your music streaming experience?

The concept of Apple Music began to take shape after Apple's acquisition of Beats Electronics and Beats Music in 2014, which provided the foundation for Apple's own streaming service.

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A brief context:

  • In 2015, Apple officially launched Apple Music as a subscription-based music streaming service.
  • Feature "Connect".
  • Are there any privacy concerns you have regarding the data collection practices of Apple Music or Spotify?
  • What is your perception of the customer support and assistance provided by Apple Music versus Spotify?
  • Amazon Music Free: This plan is free for everyone and includes access to a catalog of 100 million ad-supported tracks.
  • Amazon Music Prime: This plan is free for Amazon Prime members and offers ad-free music listening, the ability to pick and play songs from certain playlists with no skip limits, and limited offline playback.
  • Amazon Music Unlimited: This premium subscription service costs $9.99 per month for Prime members or $10.99 per month for non-Prime customers. It provides access to Amazon's complete catalog of 100 million songs and podcasts ad-free,

In general terms, people are more likely to consume Spotify rather than Apple Music. There are different opinions, people search for constant innovation and interactive content rather than sound quality. People who enjoy listening to music buy both subscriptions.Price is not a determining reason.

Real Results:

We expected a better reception in Apple Music for IOS users.The difference gap between Spotify and Apple Music in the USA will be very tight.

Expected results:

How we conducted the reaserch

We implement various techniques seen in class and apply them to our problems. Our first step was to identify the problem and then design the approach and strategy.

  • Contact method
  • Sampling plan

This interconnected environment ensures that users can start listening to music on one device and seamlessly continue on another without disruptions. Features like Handoff and Continuity enable smooth transitions between devices, enabling users to pick up where they left off effortlessly.

  • How important is the availability of exclusive content in your decision to use Apple Music or Spotify?
  • Which platform do you feel offers better music discovery features and personalized recommendations: Apple Music or Spotify?
  • How do you feel about the algorithm-driven playlists and recommendations on both platforms? Do you find them accurate and helpful in discovering new music?


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The user interface of Apple Music has been criticized for its complexity compared to other music streaming services,Users have found the interface architecture of Apple Music to be more intricate and challenging to navigate.

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Robust Social Features

Spotify offers advanced social features like collaborative playlists, the ability to see what friends are listening to, and enhanced music sharing on social media.

Free Tier

Spotify provides a free, ad-supported version, allowing it to reach a broader audience compared to Apple Music, which does not offer a free tier

Podcasts and Non-Music Content

Spotify has heavily invested in podcasts, hosting a wide range of exclusive and non-exclusive content, diversifying into spoken word content.

  • Do you utilize social features such as sharing playlists or following friends' music activity more often on Apple Music or Spotify?
  • What is your opinion on the user-generated content and community engagement aspects of Apple Music and Spotify, such as user-created playlists or artist fan communities?

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Apple Music provides a free one-month subscription for new users when they sign up through Apple.Another example is when Pepsi collaborated with Apple Music to offer free music streaming subscriptions. The partnership involves Pepsi's limited-edition beverage packaging featuring QR codes that unlock up to three months of free Apple Music subscriptions as part of the "Press Play On Summer" campaign

Bhasin, H. (2024b, January 29). Marketing mix of iTunes and 4Ps (Updated 2023). Marketing91. https://www.marketing91.com/marketing-mix-itunes/Deb Kiner, dkiner@pennlive.com. (2023, May 17). Buy a Pepsi and get three, free months of Apple Music. Here’s how it works. Pennlive. https://www.pennlive.com/food/2023/05/buy-a-pepsi-and-get-three-free-months-of-apple-music-heres-how-it-works.html

  • Can you describe your typical experience using Apple Music and Spotify?
  • How do you perceive the user interface differences between Apple Music and Spotify, and which do you find more intuitive and enjoyable to use?
  • How do you feel about the speed and responsiveness of Apple Music and Spotify in terms of searching for songs, loading playlists, and overall navigation?
  • Considering audio quality, do you notice any discernible differences between the streaming quality of Apple Music and Spotify?
  • How do you feel about the pricing and subscription options offered by Apple Music compared to Spotify?
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Prices around the world

The company adjusts its prices based on GDP and purchasing power in the country.Denmark: $16.22France: $12.20USA: $9.99Turkey: $1.66India: $1.36

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Market share & growth

Apple Music has over 25 million paying subscribers in North America, which includes countries like the US and Canada.The growth rate of Apple Music subscribers in Canada was about 24% in 201917% of the total subscriptions.

Target mARKET

It caters to a diverse audience, ranging from music enthusiasts to casual listeners, offering a seamless and high-quality music streaming experience.

Mediatool. (2023, October 31). Spotify Advertising: Harnessing the power of audio and video for brands. https://mediatool.com/blog/spotify-advertisingHey there partner | Spotify for Partners. (n.d.). https://spotifyforpartners.com/Our offering | Spotify for Partners. (n.d.). https://spotifyforpartners.com/our-offering


Exlcusive marketing campaigns

Spotify Wrapped is one of the best incorporations Spotify has made in the last few years, having this campaign as a features customers search.

Exclusive partners

Some sponsorships with companies have allowed Spotify to have a greater reach among potential clients unlike its competitors, such as Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Spotify Connect

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This involves refining advertising strategies and recommendation algorithms to ensure that users receive relevant and appropriate content based on regulatory guidelines. Apple Music must adjust its recommendation algorithms and targeting criteria. This adjustment may involve implementing content filters or age verification measures to restrict access to explicit playlists for users under a certain age.


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Amazon Music now incorporates Twitch's live streaming functionality, allowing artists to connect live with Amazon Music's 55 million customers. Engages with artists in new ways and seamlessly move between live streams and recorded music, providing a more interactive and engaging experience for music fans.

  • How likely are you to recommend Apple Music or Spotify to a friend or colleague based on your comparative experience with both platforms?
  • What specific changes or improvements would you like to see from either Apple Music or Spotify to make it your preferred choice for music streaming?
  • Measure subscribers' price sensitivity.
  • Investigate subscribers' preferences for audio quality by assessing the frequency of usage of high-fidelity streaming options
  • Analyze correlations between satisfaction levels and demographic variables

For this project, we conducted quantitative interviews to 100 individuals of diverse ages and genders. These interviews comprised 15 questions focused on music streaming platforms, particularly Apple Music and Spotify. The questions covered aspects such as audio quality, interface, user experience, scial features, and cost-effectiveness.

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Apple's CEO, Tim Cook, has reiterated that privacy is a fundamental human right and the company has actively advocated for federal privacy legislation to protect user data from prying eyes and potential security threats. Apple continues to build a reputation as a leader in privacy protection, ensuring that users have clear insights into how their data is used



  • Spotify Free
  • Spotify premium 10.99 (USD)
  • Spotify Premium Family 18.99 (USD)
  • Spotify Premium Duo 14.99 (USD)
  • Spotify Premium Student 5.99 (USD)
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  • Apple Music had a share of around 10-20% of monthly active users in the UK as of December 2021, indicating a significant user base in the country


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  2. Gregtheapostle. (2021, November 2). Apple Music cross-play functionality - Apple Community. https://discussions.apple.com/thread/253322736?sortBy=best

While Apple Music integrates seamlessly with Apple devices and services, it may face limitations in cross-platform compatibility compared to other streaming services.

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Amazon Music seamlessly integrates with Amazon's Echo devices and its voice assistant, Alexa. Users can use voice commands to play music, create playlists, and control playback on their Echo devices. This tight integration provides a hands-free music streaming experience.

Audio and partnerships

"Lossless Audio," which delivers music in the highest possible quality. Apple Music supports Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos, which creates an immersive three-dimensional sound experience.

Regarding Overall Preference, 6 out of 10 interviewees prefer Spotify, 3 out of 10 prefer Apple Music and just 1 out of 10 interviewees use both platforms. This may be because of Spotify's interface, music recommendations, personalized options, etc., compared to Apple Music's complexity.Subject five said "I'd like to see Apple Music improve its social features and recommendation algorithms", while subject six declared "Spotify's personalized recommendations and diverse music discovery features are unmatched in my experience".

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Individuals must be paying subscribers to listen to music on Apple Music, as there is no free subscription option available

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The location of Apple Music's headquarters is in Cupertino, California, United States. Apple Inc., the parent company of Apple MusicThe market share of Apple Music in the US in 2023 was 17%The total subscriptions for apple music is 28%.

  • How significant is seamless integration with other devices and platforms (e.g., smart speakers, car systems) in your decision between Apple Music and Spotify?
  • Have you encountered any issues with playlist synchronization or saved songs across multiple devices with either Apple Music or Spotify?
  • Are there any genres or types of music content that you find more readily available or better curated on one platform versus the other?
  • When considering the music library size and diversity, do you feel one platform offers a more extensive selection or a more unique collection of songs and artists?

Regarding Offline Listening and Device Integration, 1 out of 10 interviewees delared having issues with synchronization across devices, 0 out of 10 declared having issues with offline listening, and 2 out of 10 expressed concern with device integration. Subject three mentioned using Spotify with his Soundsystem and AirPods, while subject two appreciated Spotify's integration with smart speakers. Subject one said "When I change the cover pictures of my playlists, it changes in my computer but my phone takes a little longer", regarding the synchronization across devices and subject two said "Apple Music is better to connect with the airpods and Apple Home compared to Spotify".

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  4. Apple Music Identity Guidelines. (n.d.-c). Apple. https://marketing.services.apple/apple-music-identity-guidelines

Representing the content available on the platform while complying with rules regarding explicit content labeling and age-appropriate messaging.An example of an Apple Music marketing campaign is, the promotion of curated playlists for different age groups or family-friendly themes.

Regarding the User Interface and Ease of Use of these platfroms, 8 out of 10 interviwees preffer Spotify´s Interface over Apple Music. Subject two described Spotify as "more fun" with "many options" compared to Apple Music's "simple colors". However, the subjects who suggested Apple Music's interface is better say it is because of their familiarity with Apple's ecosystem. As Subject eight said, "It just feels natural to use, specially since I'm already familiar with the Apple design language". We think this results are due to the fact of Spotify's simplicity and its clear menu selections, plus its quickness compared to Apple Music´s complexity.