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TuneIn is one of Napster's top competitors. TuneIn was founded in 2001, and its headquarters is in San Francisco, California. Like Napster, TuneIn also works within the Broadcasting sector.

Spotify is Napster's #2 rival. Spotify was founded in 2006 in Stockholm, Stockholms län. Spotify operates in the Broadcasting industry. Spotify generates $10B more revenue than Napster.

Live365 is a top competitor of Napster. Live365 is a Private company that was founded in Hermitage, Pennsylvania in 1999. Live365 is in the Broadcasting field. Live365 has 130 fewer employees vs. Napster.

Napster Acquisitions




Aug 2014

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Extension Entertainment, Inc.

Aug 2014

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Exfm is an online platform to search and share musics.

These are all the companies that Napster has acquired. Napster has acquired 2 companies and its latest acquisition was in Aug 2014.

Napster Funding History

Since Napster was founded in 1999, it has participated in 3 rounds of funding. In total Napster has raised $61.0M. Napster's last funding round was on May 2015 for a total of $10.0M





May 2015
Sep 2013
Mar 2010

RealNetworks, Inc.

Since Napster was founded in 1999, it has participated in 3 rounds of funding. In total Napster has raised $61.0M. Napster's last funding round was on May 2015 for a total of $10.0M

Napster Investments

No recent investments found related to Napster

These are all the companies that Napster has invested in. Napster has invested 2 companies and its latest investment was in Aug 2014.

Napster News

May 5, 2019audioXpress

Rhapsody International Adds MQA Studio Quality Audio To 'Powered By Napster' Platform Service

Rhapsody International Inc., a pioneer in digital music and leading provider of music streaming tech... See more »
February 19, 2019Digital Music News

Settlement Reached in Rhapsody Napster Mechanicals Class-Action Suit

We now know more details about Rhapsody Napster's settlement with David Lowery. Nearly three years ag... See more »
January 31, 2019Music Business Worldwide

Rhapsody makes two senior hires and 'formally' launches Powered by Napster service

Angel Gambino joins as Chief Commercial Officer and John Law as VP, Head of ProductThe post Rhapsody ... See more »
January 25, 2019Telecompaper

RealNetworks doubles stake in Napster to 84%

(Telecompaper) RealNetworks announced that it has acquired debt and equity interests in Rhapsody Inte... See more »
December 10, 2018Engadget

Sony and Rhapsody prep an audiophile streaming service for Japan

It's notoriously difficult for streaming music services to get a foothold in Japan -- this is a count... See more »
December 5, 20184-traders

Elite AI Researchers Win First TITAN RTX GPUs at NeurIPS

( Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? That's what an audience of 500 lead... See more »
November 4, 2018The Vista Voice

With $50 million debut, 'Bohemian Rhapsody' is no poor boy

The Freddie Mercury biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody" shrugged off production troubles and mediocre reviews ... See more »

Napster Blogs

February 27, 2020Napster Blog

The “Ultimate” Driving Music Service is Now Powered by Napster

SEATTLE, WA. and MUNICH, GER, February 27, 2020-- Rhapsody International Inc (dba Napster). announced... See more »
December 19, 2019Napster Blog

Napster’s data shows consumption of indie music has doubled

Great news for indie artists. They’re finding an audience on streaming services like Napster. New dat... See more »
December 11, 2019Napster Blog

Napster and Super Hi-Fi announce partnership to create distinctive, personalized music listening experiences

Napster and Super Hi-Fi are now working together to allow music streaming services and leading consum... See more »
October 24, 2019Napster Blog

Sony Music Entertainment Japan launches "mora qualitas" service with high resolution music Powered by Napster

Rhapsody International Inc. and Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc., or "SMEJ," today ann... See more »
October 15, 2019Napster Blog

Feel Like You're at a Concert Any Time You Listen to Music

There is nothing like the sound of a live musical performance, the excitement of the crowd, and the c... See more »
May 6, 2019Napster Blog


Global agreement supports Powered by Napster with an extensive breadth of studio quality audio soluti... See more »
March 29, 2019Napster Blog

The Latin Music Market Is The Next Big Streaming Opportunity. Here’s How Univision And Napster Are Paving The Way

In 2019, the Latin music market is primed to expand at an unprecedented rate. Over the last couple of... See more »

Napster Press Releases

March 17, 2018PRWeb

Napster Founding Chairman, John Fanning, Joins Boink Live Streaming

John Fanning to join Joe Abrams on Boink Live's Advisory Board, who is the Founding Chairman and CEO ... See more »
February 2, 2018Social Media Portal

Unified Signal and Napster Partner to Deliver World Class Music Streaming to Unified Signal Clients

Unified Signal Expands its Service Enablement Offering to Include a Feature-Rich Music Streaming Serv... See more »
June 21, 2017PRWeb

Rhapsody® Outdoor Musical Instruments Welcome Preschoolers to Join the Band

Expansion of collection delivers music within reach for kids ages 2 to 5(PRWeb June 21, 2017)Read the... See more »
November 3, 2016PR Newswire

Napster Expands Partner Ecosystem to Power Long-Term Growth

SEATTLE, Nov. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Following its first quarter operating under the streamlined glo... See more »
April 25, 2016PR Newswire

Subscribers Are Listening To 40 Percent More Music

SEATTLE, April 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Rhapsody International, parent company of music streaming ser... See more »
December 10, 2015PR Newswire

Rhapsody Ends 2015 With 45 Percent Subscriber Growth

SEATTLE, Dec. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In one of the busiest years in streaming music history, Rhapso... See more »
July 28, 2015BUSINESS WIRE

Global Cloud Mobile Music Services Market 2015-2019 - Greater Adoption of Freemium Model a Key Market Trend

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets ( See more »

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Napster Summary



Napster is an online music streaming application that enables users to discover, share and manage their music playlists. Napster was founded in 1999. Napster's headquarters is located in Seattle, Washington, USA 98104. It has raised 61.0M in 3 rounds....


Napster's President & CEO, Bill Patrizio, currently has an approval rating of 59%. Napster's primary competitors are TuneIn, Spotify & Live365.

Frequently Asked Questions about Napster

  1. When was Napster founded?

    Napster was founded in 1999
  2. Who is Napster's CEO?

    Napster's CEO is Bill Patrizio
  3. How much revenue does Napster generate?

    Napster generates $113M in revenue
  4. How much funding does Napster have?

    Napster has historically raised $61M in funding
  1. Where is Napster's headquarters?

    Napster's headquarters is in Seattle Washington, USA
  2. How many employees does Napster have?

    Napster has 200 employees
  3. What sector does Napster operate in?

    Napster is in Broadcasting
  4. Who are Napster's competitors?

    Napster's top competitors are TuneIn, Spotify, Live365