Napster (formally known as Rhapsody) is a music streaming subscription service. Rhapsody launched in December 2001. The founders were Tim Bratton, J.P. Lester, Sylvain Rebaud, Alexandre Brouax, Nick Sincaglia, and Dave Lampton. They first produced Aladdin, which was an audio streaming engine. Rhapsody was the first on-demand music streaming service that offered unlimited access for a flat monthly fee. During their launch, they secured licensing from EMI, BMG, Warner Bro. Records, Sony, and Universal Records so that they could include artists’ music on the platform. Rhapsody is owned by the parent company, Rhapsody International Inc. The Chief Executive Officer is Bill Patrizio. In 2011, Rhapsody acquired Napster. In July 2016, Rhapsody merged and rebranded to Napster. Rhapsody (Napster) is available in over 33 countries. Though the headquarters are based in Seattle, WA; there are office locations throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and Latin America.
Napster has various music categories and themes. These include rap/hip-hop, soul/r&b, country, jazz, electronic, Latin, world, reggae, classical, oldies, new age, Christian/gospel, blues, metal, folk, vocal/easy listening, soundtracks/musicals, children, and comedy/spoken word. Napster can be downloaded on Android, iOS, and Windows cellular devices, as well as on your computer. It is also available on Wii, Denon, Sono, and Chromecast.
The unRadio plan is $4.99 per month. It comes with a 14-day free trial. It includes personalized radio based on your favorite artist or track, the skip feature, and high-quality, ad-free audio on mobile and computers. The Premier plan is $9.99 per month. It comes with a 30-day free trial. It includes personalized radio based on your favorite artist or track, the skip feature, high-quality, ad-free radio on mobile and computers, song downloading, offline listening, unlimited on-demand access to millions of songs, listening capability on home devices, and the ability to discover music from a friend and members similar to you. Family plans are also available.
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