Two minutes after Apple Music launched Tuesday, Hans Metzke was listening to it on his device. He hit pause on his excitement to send out this Tweet: “And we’re live! Awesome! Bye Spotify.”
Apple Music users immediately took to social media to sing the praises of Apple’s new music streaming service. At the same time, many were saying farewell to music streaming’s current king, Spotify.
Whether Apple Music, which is currently free for the three months, will usurp Spotify or the other big player, Pandora, remains to be seen.
Spotify had a smattering of supporters on Twitter and one cautious bird, Saurav Pandey, seemed frustrated by the hype. “Why is tech media acting as if there was no streaming music service before today?”
But several on Twitter were like Metzke, quickly dismissing Spotify as they went deep into Apple Music. It didn’t matter whether you searched on #AppleMusic or #Spotify – obituaries were being written.
Here is a sampling of Tweets declaring the body already cold:
Spotify had support on Twitter during the first hour of life for Apple Music even if the writers’ defense of it was drowned out by the excitement over Apple Music.