Napster Set For Uk Launch

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  1. philchill

    philchill OSNN Junior Addict

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    Music download site NAPSTER is set to launch in the UK this summer with the backing of retail giant DIXONS.

    The once huge file-sharing network relaunched in the US last October as a legitimate pay-for download service. In major competition with Apple’s iTunes, they announced first quarter sales of more than $6.1m (£3.4m) in the US.

    Dixons will promote the new site by selling Napster-branded blank CDs, CD wallets and CD labelling kits. It will also promote the service through its own website.

    Napster have not yet revealed a cost for their downloads, though in the US individual songs retail for 99 cents (£0.53) with full albums for around $10 (£5.33).

    At one-time Napster’s file-sharing service had 60 million users and threatened the future of major record labels. A judge in the US closed it in 2001 citing copyright infringements. The company entered a period of flux that ended when they were bought by US firm Roxio and relaunched.

    Source: NME.com
     
  2. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Haha, I'd hardly consider the competition against iTunes to be "major". iTunes is slaughtering Napster.

    Napster had it's day, it should die gracefully.
     
  3. ZeroHour

    ZeroHour ho3 ho3 ho3

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    I wont be napstering.
    I have a iPod, Joy ;)
     
  4. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    Duno, I might take a look at the sony one. problem it, they will only offer ac3 format.
    suits my MD. :p (not that I use it a lot)
     
  5. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

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    Napster will never be like it used to be. All it is now is just a company being bought by a company that sux to make it suck also .