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Napster launches free music promotion in the UK

As co-subsidiaries of Best Buy, Napster and Carphone Warehouse haven't really done much together in the last year - a surprise for anyone expecting co-promotion campaigns to boost the subscription music service in the UK.
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Sean Parker optimistic for the future of the music industry

Why did Sean Parker (of Napster / Facebook / Spotify fame) join one of the consortia bidding for Warner Music Group? He explained at the e-G8 conference in Paris yesterday...
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Sean Parker remembers ‘sex, drugs and rock’n’roll’ of Napster Mk.1

Investor and former Napster co-founder Sean Parker is the latest subject of the Financial Times' 20 Questions interview, and he has a fair bit to say about music.
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Napster loses court battle with Rounder Records

The company has been defeated in a case it brought against label Rounder Records Corp, over a deal signed between the two in 2001.
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Google TV ramps up for launch with music partners

Google unveiled its Google TV platform earlier this year: it's designed to bring apps and web connectivity to TVs and set-top boxes. Yesterday, Google provided an update on its content partners, with three music services...
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Napster iPhone app goes live on the App Store

Subscription-based music service Napster has joined rivals like Rhapsody on the App Store.Its iPhone app went live yesterday night, having been approved by Apple. The app lets users save songs, albums and playlists to play...
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Music Ally Report : Bitter Fruit? Can Illegal Services Be Sweetened?

- Bitter Fruit? Can Illegal Services Be Sweetened? - New Games From E3 - Recognition Competition - Market Profile: Mexico - Cloud-Based iTunes
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Now Napster goes social

Following Pandora and Spotify's adoption of Facebook's new connected APIs, now music subscription service Napster has added social features...
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Napster Japan to close at end of May

apster's joint venture with Tower Records Japan - Napster Japan - is to shut down on 31 May, with the company saying the reason is its inability to switch to a DRM-free model there
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Former Napster boss explains departure

Recently unseated Napster CEO Chris Gorog has been talking to Billboard about his departure from the company, describing the decision as "very cooperative and amiable", but also describing Napster's acquisition by US retailer...
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Napster loses CEO and president as it opens up its APIs

Napster CEO Chris Gorog and president Brad Duea have both left the company, after their positions were axed in a bout of restructuring by parent firm Best Buy. Gorog had claimed his departure was voluntary - he's setting...
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Don’t look back in anger at the digital decade

Over the coming days, we're going to be running a series of pieces on the Music Ally blog looking back at what we're contractually bound to call the 'noughties'.