Napster Offers Free, Ad-Supported Music
One would suppose the chance to listen to any music of one's choice for free might be a good thing. It certainly was (and still is) in the world of file sharing but the granddaddy of it all, Napster, is now offering free, ad-supported music. Yup. On the music service's site, 15 second video ads will be shown before listeners hear their selected tune. Up to five plays of 2 million songs can be heard for free. Then, the song can either be purchased for 99 cents of the visitor can subscribe to Napster's subscription service.
by Steve Hall May- 3-06 Click to Comment
There's another service around that offers free ad-supported music. It's called the RADIO.
Yes, but the radio isn't quite as on-demand as this ;) I think it's a creative idea by Napster and a way to draw interest away from iTunes when you are thinking of buying a song!