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An interesting article here (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/07/09/napster_rochester_survey/) about Napster and how it is not coping to well, up against Apple's iMusic.
Apple nears 500m songs downloaded from iTunes and generates almost as much revenue in one day off the iPod as Napster makes in an entire quarter.
10-07-05, 10:15 AM
well, finally the news has caught up that you can't really compete with a name that you've brought, against the company that silly teenagers who buy ipods becaue "it has a scroll wheel" and wont buy anything else because it "looks too much like an ipod" because its white......
anyway, napster brought out a stupid service "napster to go", or somehting like that, where ou pay a subscription fee, download some music, and then you have to keep paying that fee for the rest of your life otherwise you lose the tracks, no wonder they are struggling.
wow i think i have already posted on the lameness of the ipod, and yeh thats a ridiculous policy lol, who would go for that
10-07-05, 12:43 PM
I really dont see how these people manage to justify the statement that "if people are given the opportunity to pay for downloaded tracks they will." Napster were up against a massive corporation, course they were gonna lose...
11-07-05, 03:48 PM
I think the statement they want to justify is "if paying for downloading music is at least as easy as stealing it, people will". But apparently what Napster are offering is a rental service rather than a music purchase service - with that monthly fee do you get access to the entire catalogue or are you restricted in how many downloads you get a month? The reason I like eMusic (http://www.emusic.com) is that once you've downloaded a track you can keep it forever and copy it onto any device you own.
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