SOURCE: Napster

December 05, 2007 06:00 ET

Napster Launches New Music Discovery and Listening Channel Through NTT DoCoMo's Latest Entertainment Subscription Service

Napster to Provide Content for the Latest Mobile Music Feature From Japan's #1 Wireless Carrier

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - December 5, 2007) - Napster, LLC (NASDAQ: NAPS) has announced that it will provide music content for a new mobile music feature that will be available to customers of Japan's leading wireless carrier, NTT DoCoMo.

Beginning on December 1, NTT DoCoMo customers who subscribe to its "Music & Video Channel" -- a service that provides mobile-phone access to music and video programs -- have the option to subscribe to a Napster-Tower Records music channel. The channel offers two programs that are updated weekly, each with eight to 10 full-length tracks that users may listen to up to three times during the week.

The first Napster-Tower Records program, "Napster HITS!," will update weekly with the latest releases and most popular songs. The second, "Tower Records Must-Hear Recommendations," will be programmed with genre playlists and older chart-toppers. Each will be equipped with links to the Napster Mobile subscription service, Napster's a la carte ringtone store, and its full-track a la carte store.

"This new offering allows music lovers a new way to enjoy Napster," said Brad Duea, president of Napster. "We are proud to offer NTT DoCoMo customers the best way to discover and access the latest hits and popular tracks through their mobile phones outside of Napster's mobile subscription service."

The new programs will be accessible through 22 models of NTT DoCoMo handsets. The Napster-Tower Records channel monthly subscription cost is 315 yen ($2.90 USD) and is housed under NTT DoCoMo's "Music&Video Channel" service, which is also priced 315 yen per month.

About Napster

Napster, the pioneer of digital music, offers the ultimate in interactive music experiences, creating better ways to discover, share, acquire and enjoy music -- anytime, anywhere. The company's offerings include "Napster" ( -- the most popular, on-demand music subscription service in the world; "Freenapster" (, a unique Web experience offering free, on-demand music legally in the U.S.; and "Napster Mobile," one of the industry's fastest growing mobile music platforms, providing the premier mobile music experience for customers in ten global markets. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Napster's services are available in markets across North America, Europe and Japan.

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