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Napster Is Making a Comeback as a Streaming Service

Rhapsody rebrands Its streaming service.

We all remember Napster back in the day as the infamous file-sharing platform from the late ’90s and early ’00s. It went away for a few years then was acquired by Rhapsody in 2012. Well Rhapsody is now deciding to reintroduce Napster as a new streaming service. The service promises in a blog post: “No changes to your playlists, favorites, albums, and artists. Same music. Same service. Same price. 100% the music you love. Stay tuned!” Variety reports that the company’s decision to rebrand as Napster comes as increasingly stiff competition comes into play from rival streaming services like Spotify, Apple Music and TIDAL. In a press release, the company said its decision to switch to the Napster name “is one of many steps we’re taking to strengthen our global brand and better position the company for growth.”

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