AfterDawn: Tech news will now cost money in some countries

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 25 Mar 2009 16:46 User comments (3) will now cost money in some countries The internet radio company has announced that some countries will now have to pay to use the service, but did note that the major markets of the US, UK and Germany will not be affected by the policy change.
All features will remain the same but users in all other countries will have to pay a 3 monthly fee. As a promotion, is offering a 30-track free trial to those in affected regions.

The company began in 2002, and now claims over 30 million subscribers. notes that it offers over 7 million tracks from 280,000 labels and artists and compensates them directly.

There was no word on when the company will begin charging for the service, but it is most likely set to begin in the next two months.

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3 user comments

125.3.2009 16:50

charging some but not others, with no explanation why? this is a disaster waiting to happen...

225.3.2009 23:32

3 a month? For what? Aren't they already selling listening data that's provided to them at no charge from all over the world?

Social networking trying to charge for access. I'm sure isn't the first to try, but really. How cute.

Edit- This article is strangely worded. Are they only charging for their silly Genius-like personalized radio station?

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 25 Mar 2009 @ 23:36

33.4.2009 7:28

Obviously is rapidly joining the commercial bandwagon and doing it without scruples - charging people who can least afford to pay. It will never work. I can't even read the article fully here as I see the logo plastered all over it!

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 03 Apr 2009 @ 7:29

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