US retailer Best Buy is offering free music downloads via mobile game Tap Tap Revenge: Tour as part of its Back To Campus campaign.
Consolidation is afoot in the digital music subscriptions market, as Rhapsody announced plans last night to acquire Napster. Well, at least to acquire its subscribers and ‘certain other assets’, with Napster’s current owner Best Buy taking a minority stake in Rhapsody in return.
Best Buy has launched its Music Cloud service in the US, powered by the same Catch Media technology that was used for Carphone Warehouse’s service in the UK. It’s fair to say initial reviewers are less than impressed, with one aspect in particular coming in for cutting criticism.
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 up his own company to “explore new opportunities”.
eMusic’s financial backers are looking to sell the company, with Best Buy and Rhapsody among the potential acquirers, according to a report in the New York Post.
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.
Is there anyone in the world who doesn’t know that new iPhones are coming soon – possibly this month?
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After a long time seeking a buyer, Napster has finally found a new home with US consumer electronics giant Best Buy. The deal, valuing Napster at $121 million represents a […]