I never thought I’d see the day Napster became a legitimate business, but the more I hear about Napster’s business model, the more I think I have finally found a music service that might just work for me. It’s 10 bucks a month, and I can download all the music I want to listen to on a Napster compatible device (meaning it works with any MP3 player or PC, or stereo system components that support the WMA format.), without having to pay a 99 cents a song fee, for as long as I am a Napster member. If I drop the membership, the music I didn’t pay the 99 cent fee for goes away. The stuff I did pay the fee for, stays on my hard drive.
Napster also has several internet radio stations, and you can create your own Napster radio station in case you get bored with your current playlists. It’s just too nice for words.
IMO, the best part is Napster gift certificates, what other music service actually lets you buy gift certificates for your friends at the local gas station?
If you’re interested in a new music service, you should give Napster a look. If you use Napster, post in the comments and tell me more!