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Yahoo to raise the price of its subscription music service

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 04 Jun 2007 15:15 User comments (7)

Yahoo to raise the price of its subscription music service Yahoo will soon be raising the cost of its online subscription music service by $1 to $3 USD depending on the current customer's plan.
When Yahoo launched the the service in 2005, it had a low price of $4.99 per month. After the raise in price, Yahoo Music Unlimited will cost $11.99 monthly when purchased for a year. If you were to buy the service monthly instead of annually, it will cost you $14.99 now.

Yahoo will still have a version of Yahoo Music Unlimited without the ability to transfer music to your portable device and that will now cost $8.99 monthly, and $5.99 per month with the annual commitment.

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7 user comments

14.6.2007 16:00

pricing schemes gotta love them....

24.6.2007 16:47

Yahoo Unlimited without the ability to transfer pretty much stays the same, however, the transfer option goes up? Yahoo's interface is a broken version of MusicMatch (which they bought out) and is really painful and slow (with slow downloads). I can't see any reason why you would stick with Yahoo! over the other stores that are out there.

34.6.2007 17:30

"How to drive even more people to P2P 101"

44.6.2007 20:16

More revenue making.

55.6.2007 1:23
webe123
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I think they will go belly up if they keep raising their prices.....serves them right too.. yahoo music and other legal companies do not seem to get the fact that virtually ANY song can be gotten on FREE p2p for nothing!

Why should people pay higher prices for songs when they can be gotten for free somewhere else?

65.6.2007 5:36

Originally posted by webe123:
I think they will go belly up if they keep raising their prices.....serves them right too.. yahoo music and other legal companies do not seem to get the fact that virtually ANY song can be gotten on FREE p2p for nothing!

Why should people pay higher prices for songs when they can be gotten for free somewhere else?
Only for the simple fact that they will all be of the same quality and bitrate, and include the correct info. It's also alot easier to find what you want and get it almost instantly. If you d/l from P2P, then you risk getting anything, including a virus/spyware on your machine. The best way to go about getting music is to rip your own CD's if possible.

723.7.2007 16:03

Most P2P sites give you higher quality files than what you get from the legit sites. While the likelihood of getting wrong files is always there, it has gone down a lot from the days of Napster.

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