AAAaaaannnd… she’s back!
For those of us alive during the dawn of the digital music era, it would seem like Napster has had more lives than horror villain Jason Voorhees.
And in what is sure to give nightmares to Metallica drummer Lars Urlich, Napster has (once again) been resurrected- thanks to Rhapsody, which acquired the infamous brand’s remains in 2011.
Now launching as a streaming service, Rhapsody will re-brand as Napster in the US markets in a bid to regain some of the market share it has lost to fast-growing rivals Apple Music, Amazon and Google, and of course Spotify, who recently hit the 30 million paid subscribers mark.
Given Rhapsody have already used the Napster name in markets outside of the US, the latest announcement isn’t too surprising, though we’re not sure what to make of the company’s “Same music. Save service. Same Price” claim, given Napster’s original price point…