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Napster posted a $1.6m profit for its latest quarter

A profitable music-streaming service? That’s crazy talk! Yet Napster did indeed record a net profit of just over $1.6m in the third quarter of 2016. That’s according to the financial results of RealNetworks, which still...
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Napster secures Sprint telco deal for one-month trials

Are telco deals with music-streaming services entering their “sunset phase” as one Deezer exec recently suggested? Napster hopes not. The company has announced a new partnership with American telco Sprint, which will...
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Rhapsody completes Napster rebrand but subs stuck at 3.5m

“Yes, the cat is back,” claimed a blog post yesterday from ‘The Napster Team’ as Rhapsody completed its rebrand in the US, which like its business elsewhere in the world is now just Napster.
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Rhapsody rebrands as Napster but promises ‘no changes’

There are more changes afoot at streaming service Rhapsody: it is rebranding as Napster in the US. “No changes to your playlists, favourites, albums, and artists. Same music. Same service. Same price. 100% the music...
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Some staff laid off at Rhapsody and Napster

Rhapsody and Napster have confirmed a round of layoffs amid reports that the former is closing its San Francisco office. “As part of our plan to better position Rhapsody/Napster for long-term profitability and accelerated...
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Brands and music: ‘We know millennials are logo-averse…’ (#midem)

We've seen plenty of music-industry conference sessions about brands and music, but they're usually focused on deals with individual artists. At the Midem conference today, a session looked at other kinds of partnerships,...
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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...
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RealNetworks 2014, February 2015

This infographic is an extract from the Music Ally Report
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Rhapsody reaches 2.5m subscribers but won’t ‘pump the brakes’

We already knew that Rhapsody’s subscribers grew 60% in 2014, because RealNetworks – which still owns a stake in the company – said so in its last financial report. Now Rhapsody has put a firm figure to that growth:...
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Bop.fm adds Pandora, Xbox Music, Rhapsody and Napster

Streaming music aggregator Bop.fm has four more integrations to announce this week: Pandora, Xbox Music, Rhapsody and Napster. Users of those services can now connect their accounts to Bop.fm, which pitches itself as a “Switzerland...
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Rhapsody revenues up 22% year-on-year, but losses grow slightly

RealNetworks still has a stake in digital music service Rhapsody, and that means that when the former publishes its quarterly financial results, it includes data for the latter. RealNetworks’ Q2 financials came out late...
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Rhapsody / Napster reach 2m subscribers, talks licensing and YouTube

Three months after revealing that they had 1.7m paying subscribers between them, Rhapsody and Napster have announced another milestone this morning: 2m subscribers. The mathematicians among you will already have worked...