Streaming music services Rhapsody and Napster now have more than three million subscribers, up from two million a year ago. The companies – Rhapsody is the parent but Napster the brand in certain countries – announced the milestone this afternoon.
They also released more figures. Mobile users are up 60% year-on-year for the pair, with Napster saying that 50% of its active users in the UK are listening on their mobile devices. Offline listening grew by nearly 40% in the last six months.
Napster’s EVP and general manager Thorsten Schliesche talked to Music Ally about the company’s growth over the last year, and some of the wider issues in the streaming music market.