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    tim wallick is offline
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    OT Napster lowers price to five bucks

    heres the link it's the link at the top of the page


    LOS ANGELES – MAY 19, 2009 – Napster, the pioneer of digital music,
    today unveiled its latest music offering combining the freedom of MP3s with
    the discovery benefits of a high-quality streaming music service – all for one
    low price. For as little as $5 per month, Napster users get five unrestricted
    MP3 downloads, and unlimited access to Napster’s award-winning ondemand
    music streaming service.
    Music fans now have the best of both worlds: MP3s to keep forever, play,
    transfer and burn as much as they like, as well as unlimited music listening

    from Napster’s catalog of more than seven million tracks.

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    heres a rebuttal...

    http://www.betanews.com/article/Naps...ars/1242771922

    Consider your music consumption habits before you commit any money to a subscription service, cheap or not. For example, if you like programmed radio such as Sirius XM, Terrestrial/HD radio, or live Internet radio, Napster has nothing to offer you at present. The "stations" that Napster offers (and its Automix function) are more like the seeded Internet radio services such as Pandora, Jango, and Last.fm. They lack the unpredictability and flow of a radio program with a DJ, and draw from a limited well of similar artists. This means that when you select a Napster station, you are likely to hear a number of songs by the same artist in close succession. While this is a useful feature for discovery of new music, those other services do it for free. Napster does not.

    Furthermore, even though Napster says there are seven million songs to stream, you'll find yourself frequently running into 30 second clips instead of full songs. In Betanews tests, one search in three yielded an album with only clips instead of full tracks. If you want to hear one of those full songs, you have to buy the MP3. Though it attempts to differentiate itself from MP3 stores such as iTunes, Amazon, and Wal-Mart by adding "unlimited" streaming, underneath its subscription veneer, Napster is quite the same as the others.

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