Circuit City, Napster Launch Digital Music Service
Circuit City announced Friday that it is teaming up with the music file-sharing network Napster to provide a new digital music service called Circuit City + Napster. It’s a team-up between two former giants of music distribution seeking to compete with Apple’s iTunes colossus.
The service, which launches at the end of April, will allow users to sign up for a $14.95 per month subscription, which will grant them access to millions of songs, and allow them to be downloaded to up to three devices. However, much like Napster’s current subscription model, those subscribing to the new service will lose all downloads once they unsubscribe, Circuit City spokesperson Jackie Foreman said.
The service is similar to one launched last fall by Best Buy and music downloading service Rhapsody.