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Rhapsody offers hi-res audio through MQA partnership

Rhapsody announces a partnership with MQA, an audio technology company which creates high-resolution audio in file sizes small enough to stream, to offer high-quality audio in its white-label “Powered by Napster” business. High-resolution audio now joins a suite of technologies that companies can use to build audio streaming into their consumer-facing businesses. Continue Reading

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Napster CEO: Streaming growth will bring “a great deal of diversification” in the future

Napster President and CEO Bill Patrizio gave a keynote talk at the Midem conference, offering his insights on the streaming service’s internal plans and the broader streaming economy. He acknowledged that the company didn’t plan to tackle the current market leaders head on, but would continue pursuing other, innovative approaches to music, such as running streaming services for other brands and businesses. Continue Reading

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Napster to power new B2B music subscription from SoundMachine

SoundMachine, a company the provides background music to businesses, has partnered with Napster for a new music subscription for retail spaces. The service is titled Business Premium powered by Napster, and it offers Napster’s music catalog and programming technology supported by the scheduling and management features from SoundMachine. Continue Reading