Napster revenues still falling but service remains profitable
Technology firm RealNetworks has published its latest quarterly financial results, and that means we have some new numbers for Napster, the streaming service in which it retains a stake.
November 12, 2018
Napster revenues down, but unlike music-streaming rivals it’s profitable
Music-streaming service Napster is on track to record a net profit in 2018, despite its revenues having dropped by nearly 28% since the company’s peak in 2016. Napster recorded net profits of $4.4m and $2.1m respectively...
August 21, 2018
Napster revenues are down by nearly 18% year-on-year
Music-streaming service Napster saw a notable year-on-year decline in its revenues last quarter, according to its latest financials. The company’s revenues dropped from $44.1m in the second quarter of 2017 to $36.2m in...
August 8, 2018
Napster is profitable… but its revenues are falling
A profitable pureplay music-streaming service? Don’t fall off your chair in wonder at the thought. Napster is the company in question: it reported a net profit of $4.4m for the first quarter of 2018, compared to a net loss...
July 17, 2018
Napster boss: ‘Even a 20% slice of a $20bn market is a $4bn market…’
Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon and YouTube may hog many of the streaming headlines, but Rhapsody International / Napster is still going as a global streaming service too. Its president and CEO Bill Patrizio outlined the...
June 7, 2018
Music-streaming trends, from A&R to global/local evolution
At today’s Midem conference in Cannes, a pair of afternoon sessions at the event’s ‘Streaming Summit’ focused on some of the evolving trends around the music-streaming world. The first explored the question of...
June 5, 2018
Napster appoints Bill Patrizio as president and CEO
Streaming service Napster has a new, permanent boss. Bill Patrizio is no stranger to the company though: he was named as interim CEO in May 2017, while retaining his position as president of consumer media at RealNetworks...
February 9, 2018
Information is Beautiful updates its streaming-royalties chart
Infographics site Information Is Beautiful has received a lot of attention in the past for its charts comparing royalty-payouts from music-streaming services. They’ve always looked, yes, beautiful, but there have been...
July 21, 2017
Local streaming services: Anghami, Hungama and more (#midem)
In 2016 and 2017, various industry execs have predicted that the global music-streaming market will come down to five or six large-scale services: Apple, Google, Amazon, Spotify and perhaps a couple more pureplays drawn from...
June 6, 2017
Napster financials show its net losses more than halved in 2016
Streaming service Napster saw its revenues rise by just 3% in 2016, but it managed to cut its net loss for the year by more than half. The figures are revealed in a recent financial filing by RealNetworks, which continues...
March 24, 2017
Official Charts Company launches own streaming playlists
As our lead story today explores, streaming services are now having a big influence on the UK’s singles chart. But the body that compiles that chart, the Official Charts Company, is also deepening its involvement on...
March 13, 2017
Napster will power iHeartRadio’s on-demand music service
Earlier this year, iHeartMedia announced plans to add two new subscription tiers to its iHeartRadio streaming service. Yesterday, they went live in beta. Like rival Pandora, the new subscription tiers include a $4.99-a-month...
December 2, 2016