4.9 million Napster users
A study by the US market research institute Media Metrix has shown that the number of Napster users has risen to 4.9 million. This would correspond to an increase of 350 percent, which is probably due to the legal disputes.
In addition, the study has shown that Napster is installed on around 900,000 office computers. Napster is now used not only by young people, but also by older people, because 35 of Napster users are between 35 and 54 years old. Only 15 percent of Napster users fall into the group of 18-25 year olds. It is also astonishing that the number of CD sales also increased during the rapid increase in users at Napster.