Napster, somewhat symbolic of a way of "living" the internet in the first decade of the new millennium, currently has a new owner. The company now reduced to a gill of RealNetworks dedicated to streaming audio content, it was acquired by MelodyVR, a growing company in theVirtual Reality entertainment.
The deal was successful on the basis of 70 million dollars, to which another 44 must be added for the total coverage of debts. The buyer has in fact taken charge of all the insolvencies related to Napster. The purpose of this agreement is to create audio-visual content in VR offering a new level of quality to buyers. An example could be the broadcast of concerts with support for the most famous viewers on the market.
“MelodyVR's acquisition of Napster will lead to the development of the first music entertainment platform that combines immersive visual content and music streaming. For music fans today, live and recorded music are intrinsically linked. We are as eager to see our favorite artists perform live as we are to listen to their albums. "
A strange, almost ironic drift for what has been a flag of the world of web piracy.