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Napster finally offers a reasonable subscription service

So this one look interesting. From Napster, via email:

New Offer: Download 5 Songs + Play 7 Million More = $5 Per Month

Dear Valued Customer,

Play all the music you want from Napster's huge library, from any Internet-connected computer—millions of tracks covering all kinds of music. Then use your 5 monthly MP3 credits to download songs that are compatible with any player (including iPod/ iPhone), without copy restrictions or other headaches. Plus, enjoy all of Napster's great features:

  • Buy all the music you want, 5 MP3 credits are included every month
  • Get new releases every week from both major labels and independent artists
  • Listen to more than a thousand Napster playlists and over 60 commercial-free radio stations
  • Discover new music through personalized recommendations, or browse and play hits from Billboard charts going back to 1955

Napster is now an unbelievable value!

With plans starting at just $5 a month, you can get 5 MP3 credits and unlimited on-demand streaming music. To start this great offer, sign in to your Napster account, go to the My Account menu and select Account Status.

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More info on the Napster Blog. Looks like it's US-only and this pricing does not include devices. For that, you need Napster To Go, which is still $15 a month and, curiously, does not appear to offer any free MP3s each month.

Also, according to the actual site, "The $5 dollar monthly subscription is a special offer – get it while you can." It will jump to $7 a month after that.

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