Napster joing the subscription fray: $5

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by Mike
Posted May 18th, 2009 at 6:49 am

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If you were a fan of Napster of years past, this article is not for you. Re-emerging after their epic court battle and shut down has created a leaner and not quite as mean online music retailer. Looking to shake things up a bit and get back into the game, Napster is introducing subscription based option for a mere $5! On top of the very attractive low price, you will now also be able to keep 5 “CD quality” tracks per month as an added bonus. There is however one catch. The subscription and the accompanying $5 only gives you unlimited access to the 7 million+ library by means of streaming, not downloading. Bummer. If you were looking to use it much the same as many other subscription based options where you can download songs and take them with you, disappointment will fill you heart, sorry. Looks like you’ll have to pony up some more dough in order to get those tracks onto your own devices. Still, $5 isn’t that much. Personally I would much rather “own” (a term in the digital age that is constantly getting translated to “rent”) my music than rent it. But that’s just me, for some, the subscription method is the way to go. To each his own.

Source: Engadget

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