Napster Set For Uk Launch

philchill

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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
 

SPeedY_B

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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.
 

ming

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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)
 

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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 .
 

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