Rhapsody acquires Napster, obtains all subscribers

By Shawn Knight · 5 replies
Oct 3, 2011
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  1. Rhapsody has acquired music service Napster from Best Buy for an undisclosed sum. The company will obtain all of Napster’s subscribers and certain other assets while the retail electronics giant…

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  2. SammyJames

    SammyJames TS Enthusiast Posts: 167

    Good news! I'm happy about this. I never liked the Napster name to begin with, but I certainly do like Rhapsody. Yes, it's all PR gimmickry -- but it works. And being that I'll soon be selling tunes through Rhapsody, Amazon, and iTunes, I appreciate not having to tell people to go to Napster to download my tracks.
  3. Coodu

    Coodu TS Booster Posts: 173

    And now they just need to bring it to Australia so we can all throw our money at them. I know I would anyway.
  4. I had Rhapsody before Spotify..... Rhapsody had a lot of buggy software problems and Spotify is just plain better...I think they would of been better off putting there money into some R&D.
  5. ddg4005

    ddg4005 TS Guru Posts: 383   +54

    I'm a Napster subrscriber so this definitely effects me. Ironically I used to subscribe to both services years ago but dropped Rhapsody. Hopefully Rhapsody's catalog is as big as Napster's; I found a lot good music through the latter's service.
  6. Used to be on Napster but have switched to Amazon and I'm quite happy.

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