Rhapsody is going back to 1999 and rebranding itself as Napster

The music streaming service has announced plans to rebrand itself as . The old, and infamous, music sharing service was founded in 1999 and its brand was bought by in 2011.


announced the upcoming move to the brand on its blog, stating:

No changes to your playlists, favorites, albums, and artists. Same music. Same service. Same price. 100% the music you love. Stay tuned!

Apparently, Rhapsody believes that using the name of Napster, despite its rather controversial history of being used to pirate digital music, is a better known brand. Indeed, the company has already changed its name from Rhapsody to Napster in Canada in November 2015. There’s no word on when this latest change will occur.

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