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Napster hits 5M sold songs

Written by Petteri Pyyny (Google+) @ 24 Feb 2004 14:57 User comments (1)

Napster hits 5M sold songs Napster 2.0, owned by Roxio, announced that since its launch in October, 2003, it has sold over five million songs through its legal online music service.
Napster has managed to secure several rather lucrative deals with various institutions, most notably with universities, such as Penn State and University of Rochester. Company didn't disclose whether these part-of-the-tuition-fee packages were counted into the five million figure or not.

Despite being a pretty impressive number, Napster still lacks well behind the Apple's iTunes, which already reported that it had hit 30 million sales in last month since its launch in April, 2003.

Source: BBC

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124.2.2004 16:03

I bought a song, just to try it out, and then discovered that I couldn't import it into Adobe Premiere with it being a wma file. I also didn't have a way to convert it to MP3 or wave. Also, there seems to be some copy protection issue (that I don't understand) with the wma format. Downloads are limited to being copied a mazimum of five times. I wasn't happy, and promptly uninstalled their software.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 24 Feb 2004 @ 16:31

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance. Help! Please educate me.

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