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Virgin Digital ends its service

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 24 Sep 2007 17:58 User comments (2)

Virgin Digital ends its service Virgin Digital has decided to shut down its digital music business and has stopped selling tracks or accepting new customers as of today.
According to the company, the shut down will be for good on October 19th. Also according to a note on the UK version of the site, "New sales of music will end September 29. Those customers who have a payment due before the shut off date will lose access the day their next payment is due."

The American site will also be closing, but differently than the UK site. Instead of losing all their unused credits, US users will be allowed to transfer their credits to the Napster online store.

If you have a subscription however, you will lose all access to your music on the 19th regardless. The closing of Virgin Digital is similar to that of MTV Urge which closed down a couple months ago due to ineffectiveness in competing with the like of iTunes and Napster.

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125.9.2007 23:22
webe123
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"Also according to a note on the UK version of the site, "New sales of music will end September 29. Those customers who have a payment due before the shut off date will lose access the day their next payment is due."

The American site will also be closing, but differently than the UK site. Instead of losing all their unused credits, US users will be allowed to transfer their credits to the Napster online store."



Do you folks SEE how they treat people who support them? Anyone using these legal alternatives deserves what they get if they are not willing to check the service contract out first!

To me, anyone renting music is stupid anyway.

228.9.2007 18:05

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The American site will also be closing, but differently than the UK site. Instead of losing all their unused credits, US users will be allowed to transfer their credits to the Napster online store.
I guess this is the only upside you can find in this whole article.

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