Wednesday June 15, 2016

Rhapsody Decides It’s A Great Idea To Rename Itself Napster

Yikes! Maybe I'm just old but I'm not sure using the Napster name is a good idea. What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the name Napster? It certainly isn't "legitimate" online music service. wink

"Same music. Same service. Same price. 100% the music you love. Stay tuned!" the post reads. Rhapsody has been around since the early days of streaming music, starting as a streaming audio engine called Aladdin in 1999 before it emerged under new ownership with its current name in 2001. But despite its veteran status and the addition of Napster to the company fold in 2011, Rhapsody has been struggling to compete with upstarts in the streaming business like Spotify.