Founding History of Napster

Founded by Shawn Fanning and Sean Parker.

Started design and development work in November 1998.

Purchased napster.com domain name in February 1999.

Incorporated as Napster Inc. in May 1999.

Launched in June 1999.

Raised $15 million in 3 rounds of funding.

Filed for bankruptcy in June 2002.

Acquired at bankruptcy auction by Roxio in November 2002.

Headquartered in Seattle (US).

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Year 1 of Napster

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Version 1 of Napster (Desktop App)

JUN 1999

Stats of Napster (Pre-Bankruptcy and Sale)

1998 to 2001

2002

Full Year 1 of Napster

Y1 of Napster.pdf

NOV 1998 to OCT 1999

Extras of Napster

No. C 99-05183 MHP.pdf

2001 MAR court order

2013 JUN 'Downloaded' documentary

2014 DEC 'Culture of Free' documentary

2021 JAN 'An App Called Napster' Part 1

2021 JAN 'An App Called Napster' Part 2

2021 JAN 'An App Called Napster' Part 3