napster making a return to music

Back in 1999, Napster changed the way people acquired their music. The music industry fought back with copyright law-suits, sending the file-sharing site into a forced shutdown. Then Napster came back trying to sell you music, Then Rhapsody bought Napster from Bust Buy back in 2011… and we haven’t heard much since… until now.

The infamous music service is making a return as a subscription-based online music service according to The Hollywood ReporterThe service will provide access to around 35 million songs for online streaming and offline playback and will be available on iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Web, Sonos and Chromecast platforms. There is one catch—the service will only be available in Canada. “It was important to us that we enter Canada with a personalized music experience that has a complete catalog of local, national and international artists,” Napster CFO Ethan Rudin said in a statement.