I’ve never been a fan of having to buy an entire CD just to get my hands on one or two songs. In fact, if I physically owned every CD my MP3s are from I probably wouldn’t be able to find a place to sit in my home office. Thankfully, music download services help me keep the clutter down to a minimum.
Now, I’ve used a number of services in the past – everything from iTunes to the now-defunct MP3.com – but one thing sticks out in my mind: they all seem to be pretty much the same thing. You either pay per song download or pay for a streaming audio subscription. It wasn’t until Napster announced their latest “5 for $5” promotion that I was able to find something different…a service that offers both individual downloads and streaming music under one pricing structure.
Here’s how the program works: for every $5 you spend (using either a credit card or pre-paid download card) you get 5 MP3 downloads and one month of unlimited streaming music. Plans are available in $5, $15, $30, and $60 increments, and every track is guaranteed to be compatible with any MP3 player.
All in all it sounds like a great deal to me, so maybe I’ll have to check it out. If you’d like additional information though, including a list of featured artists, make sure to stop by www.Napster.com.
Aaron|Social Media Specialist | Best Buy® Corporate