Napster talks 3m paying subscribers, Taylor Swift and Apple Music


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.

The fastest growing markets for Napster are Colombia and Brazil as it pushes into Latin America, although Germany and France remain Napster’s biggest countries in terms of users.

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.

Stuart Dredge

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