Napster are now 84% majority owned by RealNetworks

Napster have re-positioned themselves since the name relaunched 3 years ago and now RealNetworks are investing big in their music services. RealNetworks have doubled their stake in Rhapsody International, making them a majority owner of…

Somehow Napster just reported $1.6 million quarterly profit

After Rhapsody bought ex-music piracy site Napster and strangely rebranded itself with their name and logo the brand is showing it’s first profit for years. Rhapsody was one of the OG music services starting all…

Rhapsody is no more, today Napster officially replaces it

Last month it was revealed that Rhapsody would be rebranding themselves as that old music pirate Napster, but with legality – now it’s final. Rhapsody made their online success as the pioneers in unlimited music streaming…

Rhapsody is becoming Napster, but without the music piracy

One of the music streaming veterans, Rhapsody, have rebranded themselves as the ex-file sharing site Napster that they bought in 2011. Rhapsody were the first online music service that offered unlimited streaming for a monthly…

Rhapsody Launch App For Virtual Reality Concerts

Music streaming service Rhapsody have launched a virtual reality app that lets you watch live concerts in 360-degrees. Rhapsody have become trailblazers with the launch of the first solely music based VR app. On launch…

Rhapsody Launch Streaming Service for Children

Rhapsody and Napster (acquired by Rhapsody in 2011) are launching a music streaming service aimed specifically at kids. With the fresh competition on the market for streaming services this appears to be Rhapsody’s move to differentiate…

Rhapsody Struggling to Turn Growing Music Streaming Revenues into Profit – Long Way Behind Spotify

Rhapsody have posted a net loss of $7.97m for Q3, according to GeekWire. This comes after quarterly revenues increasing 25% year-on-year to $44m. The results were revealed by Rhapsody investor RealNetworks. Rhapsody, which also operates…

Introducing Rhapsody unRadio in Partnership with T-Mobile

When you though there was a saturation of online radio services Rhapsody launches yet another one! Its called UnRadio and its in partnership with T-Mobile USA. It is ad-free, and offers more features than free…

Rhapsody Gets New Investment – But Loses its President and Fires 15% of Its Staff

Rhapsody has been struggling to grow its business since 2011 and it now shows! Rhapsody has announced a new round of investment from Columbus Nova Technology Partners, but its president Jon Irwin is stepping down,…

Rhapsody Users are Listening More and More on Their Mobile Devices

Rhapsody has released some interesting mobile numbers. Rhapsody now has 47% of their listeners listen exclusively on their smartphones. This is an amazing stat for Rhapsody, but they have really struggled to make headway in…