ok i checked out napster but i see it costs $9.95 a month plus the .99 or whatever a song. does everyone require a monthly fee or is this just napster? if this is the case, i'll be passing. i'm disappointed i would have to pay a monthly fee and a fee for each song.
any that don't require a monthly fee?
Napster only costs $9.95 a month for their all-you-can-download plan, which lets you download many of their songs without a per-track cost and play them on your computer. However, these songs cannot be synced to a portable player or burned to a CD. Microsoft's Janus technology will make the syncing possible in the near future, but only through Windows Media Player 10 (and for $14.95 or $19.95, I'm not sure which, to Napster).
You can use Napster just like the iTunes store, browse, pick and buy for 99¢ without a subscription fee.
The problem with Napster's hybrid approach is that some songs are subscription only, others are download only, so you end up with a hodgepodge of songs which may not have similar usage rights. If you're going to offer the two models, I think that you should be sure that all songs are availlable under both. Napster wasn't willing to stand up to the labels and push that, I guess.