Wednesday, April 25, 2007

New Online Digital Music Store = [Circuit City + Napster]

Online music retailer Napster Inc. said Friday its teaming up with electronics retail chain Circuit City Stores to launch a new digital music service called Circuit City + Napster, which will offer some exclusive tracks on a weekly basis that are not available to regular Napster users. Unlimited access to the Co-Branded service will still cost $14.95 a month, but new subscribers will receive the first month of access free and five free song downloads (most likely with DRM). Individual song downloads can still be purchased for $.99 cents each. Prepaid download cards will also be available in-store and online in bundles of 15, 25 or 60 tracks. Signup for the service begins April 29.

“At least for now, the new service won't be tied to any specific digital music player sold at Circuit City, said Napster spokeswoman Becky Farina.”

This is all pretty predictable really, but it would be good to know how many co-branded Rhapsody players Sandisk actually sold as a result of their BestBuy deal…

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