BMW Music Service Now Powered by Napster

Rhapsody announced that Powered by Napster will be driving the new BMW Music service. The streaming service is integrated with the Powered by Napster platform to create an immersive music experience as distinctive as BMW owners and the vehicles they drive. BMW Music delivers instant and easy access to a premium music audio experience to European BMW car owners and is integrated directly into BMW cars.

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Napster, Super Hi-Fi Partner to Create Distinctive, Personalized Music Listening Experiences

Napster and Super Hi-Fi are now working together to allow music streaming services and leading consumer companies to easily create the next generation of personalized and branded music. Continue reading Napster, Super Hi-Fi Partner to Create Distinctive, Personalized Music Listening Experiences

Unified Signal, Napster Partner to Deliver Music Streaming to Unified Signal Clients

Unified Signal announced today that it has entered into a partnership agreement with Napster to launch a turnkey music service. The product will enable Unified Clients to launch their own private label music streaming service powered by Napster with over 30 million music tracks, including the ability to add unique and proprietary audio and video content and customized playlists.

Over the last 3 years, paid music streaming subscriptions have grown to over 130M and have become mainstream, allowing on-demand access to virtually all the music professionally recorded. With the Napster service app on your mobile phone, consumers can easily find the music they are looking for, including the newest releases, and can easily discover more artists. Continue reading Unified Signal, Napster Partner to Deliver Music Streaming to Unified Signal Clients

Napster, Voxtok Join Forces to Bring a Unique Music Experience to TV

Napster and Voxtok, which recently joined the Netgem Group as its dedicated Sound Division for innovative musical entertainment in TV and audio sectors, are joining their expertise and complementary offerings to create a unique new musical experience based on multiple sources and contextualized services.

This global partnership with Napster enables Voxtok to further innovate and reinforce its two flagship products, Voxtok Music and SoundBox.

Voxtok Music enhances the listener’s music experience with its openness to all music sources (such as streaming, files, radio, and podcasts), gathering related content that includes music videos, concert streaming and ticketing, and music listening to build an entirely new experience. Continue reading Napster, Voxtok Join Forces to Bring a Unique Music Experience to TV

Napster and Rakuten Partner to Grow Music Streaming in Japan

Napster today announced a new partnership with Japanese internet services company Rakuten to enhance Rakuten’s on-demand music streaming service, Rakuten Music.

Napster will deliver song playback and curated playlists from its catalog to Rakuten Music, with a total of over 20 million songs to be added by fall 2017.

The two companies are also working on other collaborations to enhance the features of the Rakuten Music service.

Japan is the world’s second largest music market after the United States. While CDs and other physical formats still dominate the music industry in Japan, streaming services are beginning to gain momentum.

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Napster Unveils New Interactive Playlist Maker, GIPHY Integration

Following novel product updates and strategic partnerships with unique brands, Napster today announced new playlist builder capabilities and awesome features powered by GIPHY.

Available now in its award-winning iOS and Android mobile apps, Napster’s Interactive Playlist Maker features custom playlist recommendations with a simple “Tinder-like” swiping functionality to easily add or pass on recommended songs. And, tapping into GIPHY’s extensive library, Napster users now have access to all the GIFs to visually personalize their playlists, marking the first GIF functionality in a music streaming service.

“At Napster, we’re focused on making playlist building and sharing easier, more intuitive and more expressive for each listener,” Mike Davis, Napster CEO said. “Early testing showed that Napster subscribers are nearly twice as likely to share playlists featured with a GIF. We’re thrilled to partner with GIPHY to roll out features that help our subscribers bring their playlists to life, and share more music.”

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Napster on Metallica, Making Music Personal and the Future of Streaming

It’s 2000 and peer-to-peer poster boy Napster is in the courts. Metallica, lead by drummer Lars Ulrich, has waged war on the site because the band’s songs were being downloaded by users for free.

Napster eventually settled but it was the beginning of the end for that iteration of the service. By 2001, Napster, which boasted 26 million users, was gone – torn apart by record company lawsuits.

This should have been music to Metallica’s ears but the backlash was severe. Napster fans felt Metallica singled Napster out, when it was just one of many P2P services that were sharing music illegally. They also felt Metallica was trying to stymie the future of music – a future where millions of tracks are available to all at the press of a button.

Source: TechRadar