(CelebrityAccess News Service) — Consumer usage of the Rhapsody Internet jukebox service jumped more than 14% in February with customers streaming more than 48 million songs on-demand, a rate of more than 1.6 million songs per day. This is the ninth consecutive month of double-digit growth in consumer usage of Rhapsody.
"Today's news is further evidence that Rhapsody is delivering the music value that consumers are seeking with online music services," said Sean Ryan, vice president of music services, RealNetworks. "Rhapsody puts subscribers in the DJ booth, offering more than 45,000 albums of music for less than they'd pay for an album."
The Rhapsody Top 10 artists for February were:
1. Norah Jones
3. Britney Spears
6. Maroon 5
10. Sarah McLachlan
–Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen