Rhapsody passes 3 million subscribers and marks its territory in the streaming race
The spike in streaming popularity seems to have benefitted every player — except Tidal. Even Rhapsody, an older platform often overlooked thanks to its newer counterparts like Apple Music and Spotify, has reported good news following streaming’s biggest year yet: Rhapsody has finally passed 3 million subscribers.
Though 3 million subscribers may pale in comparison to Spotify’s 75 million active users (though noted, not subscribers), the news comes in context of the entire streaming realm. Reportedly, it took Rhapsody 12 years to reach 2 million subscribers since its inception in 2001, but within one year, scraped up another million users to the site. This year has been streaming’s largest surge, bringing attention to streaming services all across the board. This statistic proves that though Rhapsody is considered the grandfather of its streaming peers, it still retains one of the largest customer bases in comparison to most. Spotify leads with 20 million while Deezer, a France-based streaming service, holds 6 million.