Napster: Not Quite Dead Yet

Napster’s pointy-earred cat mascot may have a few lives left after all.  Despite the shutdown of American operations in December after being acquired by Rhapsody, the company’s European division remained alive, albeit under Rhapsody’s control.

But because they recognize the massive brand equity of Napster, Rhapsody has decided to continue to operate Napster–using its logo and everything–in the UK and Germany.

Read more here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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