Rhapsody International and parent company, Napster, announced 1.7 million worldwide subscribers to its music streaming service. The subscriber base has grown by 63 per cent in the last year, averaging 8,000 new paid subscribers every day. Users are given access to a library of more than 32 million songs, ad-free.

Now operating in 32 countries, including the United States, Rhapsody recently launched in seven new markets in Latin America, including Uruguay and Ecuador.

“It’s really us and Spotify and everyone else,” says Paul Springer, Rhapsody International’s SVP Americas and Chief Product Officer. “We are focused on making Napster and Rhapsody the best service for music fans without interruption by advertising or commercials.”

The company reported 80 per cent of all subscribers listen to music on their mobile devices while 60 per cent listen to music on their phones exclusively.

Worldwide, a subscriber on average listens to 10 hours of music per week.

Cameron Da Silva

Cameron Da Silva has always envisioned himself being apart of the ever-changing world of journalism. Currently completing his third and final year at Humber College in the Journalism Print and Broadcasting program, Cameron has been a writer and Biz/Tech section editor for the school’s newspaper, The Humber Et Cetera since September 2012. He published articles on a weekly basis and built contacts in the business and technology world. He has been able to combine his passions for reporting and hip-hop music by joining #TeamUrbanology as an intern in September 2013. Cameron has enjoyed his time covering concerts by some of his favourite artists like Joey Bada$$ and Mac Miller and has also opened his eyes to a new genre of reporting.

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