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Napster slashes prices

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 18 May 2009 22:59 User comments (14)

Napster slashes prices Beginning tonight, the long running online music service Napster will drop the price of their cheapest monthly subscription from $13 USD to $5 USD, allowing users to stream unlimited amounts of music while receiving five DRM-free MP3 tracks every month.
The new price cut is only available to U.S. users however, so international users are out of luck for the time being.

Premium subscription plans will still cost $15 USD a month giving users the same access but with the ability to take content to all portable devices with the notable exception of iPods.

The plan is very similar to that of the Microsoft Zune Pass, which offers unlimited streaming and 10 DRM-free tracks for $15 USD.

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14 user comments

118.5.2009 23:26

Awesome, I made sure I logged in and changed my plan immediately, as it still had me down for the $12.95 plan.

218.5.2009 23:55
Kate1240
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In 1997 I streamed unlimited amounts of music from Napster for free. :)

319.5.2009 1:25

Isn't this Napster not even related to the original Napster? I thought when they got shut down, some completely different company just bought their trademark and name.

419.5.2009 3:54

Originally posted by Kate1240:
In 1997 I streamed unlimited amounts of music from Napster for free. :)
You streamed it? I downloaded it thanks.

519.5.2009 8:24

Let me downlaod the ones I want without DRM and stream it all I want and I'll pay 9$ a month!

619.5.2009 8:38

Hell, if i didn't know any better, you would think that Micro$oft and Napster were the same company doing the same thing at the time. Coincidence, i think not!! It's a conspiracy i tell you . . . - BLUEBOY

719.5.2009 9:13

Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
Let me downlaod the ones I want without DRM and stream it all I want and I'll pay 9$ a month!
Well... depending on the monthly plan, you get X number of credits to download DRM free MP3s.

Napster is still centered around Microsoft's "Plays For Sure" which is a broken DRM format, so $5 isn't so bad afterall! ;-)

819.5.2009 18:46
cousinkix
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Napster was sold to Roxio, which then sold it's E-Z CD Creator software division to Sonic Solutions the last time I heard about 3 years ago...

919.5.2009 18:53
cousinkix
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Read this before you waste your money

http://www.betanews.com/article/Napster-...lars/1242771922

1019.5.2009 18:54

Originally posted by cousinkix:
Napster was sold to Roxio, which then sold it's E-Z CD Creator software division to Sonic Solutions the last time I heard about 3 years ago...

Thats half right, the upper part of the company(the non working,just owning part) sold off everything and called themselves macaroni... er..Napster since they bought the IP remains.....

1119.5.2009 23:54

Quote:
Originally posted by cousinkix:
sold off everything and called themselves macaroni... er..Napster since they bought the IP remains.....
Mmm, macaroni...

1225.5.2009 10:31
wazzat
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Thanks cousinkix for the link as I'd wondered what the new macaroni-er napster was about. $5 for 30 second clips and mostly mainstream music, not interesting. How about Emusic?

1326.5.2009 0:06
catus2
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