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...
January 19, 2010
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...
January 7, 2010
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'.
December 21, 2009
Napster has announced the launch of a new version of its Napster Unlimited service in the UK, offering unlimited streaming music plus five MP3s to keep every month, for a monthly subscription fee of
October 7, 2009
Napster strikes laptop bundle deal with Dell
We wrote earlier this week about UMG's deal to give free music to buyers of HP laptops. Now Dell has got in on the act with a deal with Napster.
October 2, 2009
Music Ally Report: Spotify: The backlash begins
Our lead examines questions about Spotify's model and long-term from its rivals.
October 1, 2009
Napster pulls out of mobile app plans… for now
With Spotify's iPhone app approved and Rhapsody's in the approval process, what about Napster? The company says it has created a streaming music iPhone app, but is refusing to submit it to Apple due to "the high licensing...
September 2, 2009
Steve Knopper, and the Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry
In his new book Appetite For Self Destruction: The Spectacular Crash Of The Record Industry In The Digital Age, Rolling Stone business reporter Steve Knopper frames the last 30 years of digital music against a backdrop of...
August 13, 2009
GGFX already fielding offers for The Pirate Bay (it says)
The planned acquisition of The Pirate Bay by Global Gaming Factory X continues to go from strange to stranger.
August 3, 2009
Sonos says no to Spotify (but only for now)
Connected hi-fi maker Sonos says it's not planning to support Spotify any time soon, but that's due to technical issues rather than a point of principle.
July 28, 2009
Metallica launches iPod-friendly jacket
The latest bit of Metallica merchandise is a jacket with built-in Skullcandy speaker and iPod dock.
July 22, 2009