Some interesting tidbits of information surfaced out of an otherwise ho-hum rehash of mobile music subscription services in USA Today, most notably that Rhapsody is seeing a 10% increase in subscribers as a result of their mobile app.
From the article:
Rhapsody, the oldest and most established of the services, says its mobile app has done wonders for its business. The company was shedding subscribers before its first app, for the iPhone, came out in 2009. Now it is adding subscribers each month.
"Sales are up about 10%," says Rhapsody President Jon Irwin, who wouldn't disclose specific numbers.
Rhapsody at one time reported 675,000 subscribers but stopped disclosing those figures after it was spun off as an independent company in April. It now also has an Android app and plans to launch a BlackBerry app before the end of the year.
Irwin says more folks are listening to Rhapsody with Android phones than with iPhones. He thinks that's because iPhone owners are more accustomed to paying for song downloads at Apple's dominant iTunes Store.