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Napster (pay service)

Company nameNapster, Inc.
Company typeSubsidiary of Best Buy
IndustryOnline Music
Founded1999 as free (and reconfigured as non-free by Roxio in 2003)
HeadquartersLos Angeles, California, USA
Key peopleChris Gorog, Chairman & CEO
Napster to Go
Napster MP3 Store
Revenue(+)$111.08 million USD (FY 2007)
Net income(-)$36.83 million USD (FY 2007)
Employees138 (2007)

Napster (pay service)

Software information
Stable release4.5
Latest release dateMay 2008
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows XP, and Windows Vista
TypeMedia player
LicenseDRM-free MP3, WMA

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Napster is an online music store and a Best Buy company. It was originally founded as a file sharing service. For more information about its founding mission as a free file sharing service, see Napster (peer-to-peer).

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Sean Parker 'engaged to girlfriend' - Digital Spy Tweet this news
Digital Spy--The former Facebook president and -Napster- co-founder popped the question to singer-songwriter Lenas last week, his representative confirmed to People. No wedding date for the couple has been confirmed and no ... - Date : Tue, 05 Apr 2011 03:56:31 GMT+00:00
Minecraft creator Notch schmoozed by Napster founder Sean Parker - PC Gamer Magazine Tweet this news
PC Gamer Magazine--When fans pestered him for the identity of the mysterious rich guy on Twitter, Notch confirmed that Majestic XII's guess was correct: -Napster- founder and influential Facebook investor Sean Parker. Which makes the whole thing amus - Date : Sat, 02 Apr 2011 12:40:37 GMT+00:00
The Metallica v Napster Battle Rears Its Head Again - News Tweet this news News--Whatever you think of him, he is great for the press and none more so than the time Metallica went head to head with -Napster- over people downloading their music. It is fair enough for an artist to be protective of their work but Metallic - Date : Wed, 30 Mar 2011 15:08:54 GMT+00:00
Sean Parker to bid on Warner Music Group? - Digital Spy Tweet this news
Digital Spy--Sean Parker is reportedly considering a serious bid for Warner Music Group (WMG), one of the record labels that helped lead the charge against his company -Napster-. The label is currently in the process of being sold ... - Date : Tue, 29 Mar 2011 07:25:46 GMT+00:00
METALLICA's Record Label To Be Bought By NAPSTER Founder? - Mar. 25, 2011 - Tweet this news Pulse Of Radio reports that METALLICA's record label is for sale � and one person interested in buying it is the man who founded -Napster-, against which METALLICA fought a legal battle more than a decade ago. According to All T - Date : Fri, 25 Mar 2011 12:35:02 GMT+00:00
Irony Alert: Napster Founder May Buy Metallica's Record Label (A Top Story) - Tweet this news Thursday Irony Alert: -Napster- Founder May Buy Metallica's Record Label was a top story. Here is the recap: (Rock News Desk) Metallica's record label could soon be owned by the man who co-founded -Napster-, the website destroy - Date : Sun, 27 Mar 2011 10:23:33 GMT+00:00
Irony Alert: Napster Founder May Buy Metallica's Record Label - Tweet this news News Desk) Metallica's record label could soon be owned by the man who co-founded -Napster-, the website destroyed after Lars Ulrich and co went into battle against it. In 2000 the thrash giants launched legal action against Sean - Date : Thu, 24 Mar 2011 11:04:06 GMT+00:00
Researcher looks at impact of file sharing on music industry - Minnesota Public Radio Tweet this news
Minnesota Public Radio--You may remember when the file-sharing website -Napster- and similar services first hit the scene about 10 years ago. Suddenly, anyone could download any song they wanted for free. At the time, many in the music industry were predi - Date : Tue, 22 Mar 2011 23:36:02 GMT+00:00
The Music Industry, Post-Napster - New York Times (blog) Tweet this news
New York Times (blog)--A new study argues that -Napster- and its file-sharing descendants have not, in fact, reduced the entrance of new artists to the music market, even if piracy has made it harder to make a financial killing in the industry. ... - Date : Mon, 21 Mar 2011 21:17:30 GMT+00:00
Illegal file sharing 'hasn't hurt music industry' - The Canberra Times Tweet this news
The Canberra Times--The supply of new recorded music since -Napster-, compared the quantity and quality of new albums before and after the introduction of -Napster-, one of the first widespread computer programs that allowed users to share music for free. - Date : Wed, 23 Mar 2011 08:31:27 GMT+00:00

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