Company Overview

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Status:
Acquired by Best Buy
Founded:
June, 1999
Founders:
Jordan Ritter, Shawn Fanning, Sean Parker
Headquarters:
Los Angeles, CA
Categories:
Digital Media, Music, Curated Web

Napster is a web browser enabling users to discover, listen and share music files with others.

Description

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[Napster](www.napster.com) offers the ultimate in interactive music experiences, creating better ways to discover, share, acquire and enjoy the universe of music — anytime, anywhere. The Napster service is the easiest way to find, discover and enjoy the universe of music — online, on the go and in the living room. With unlimited, on-demand access to music from a web browser, smartphone and home entertainment devices, Napster lets you enjoy music your way anytime, anywhere. The service is available at www.napster.com in the U.S. and is also available in Canada, Germany and the United Kingdom. A wholly owned subsidiary of Best Buy, Inc. (NYSE: BBY), Napster is headquartered in Los Angeles.

Best Buy acquired Napster for $121 million in September 2008.

Napster was first launched in June 1999, built by See More

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Products (1)

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    Napster

    Napster, the pioneer of digital music, offers the ultimate in interactive music experiences,..

Offices/Locations (1)

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    9044 Melrose Ave.

    Los Angeles, CA 90069

    USA

Competitors (2)

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    Rhapsody

    Rhapsody is a music subscription service that offers videos, playlists, reviews and radio stations.
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    itunes

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