Is Free Napster Circling The Drain?
Napster is apparently phasing out its Free Napster initiative that features grainy-sounding streams of a handful of albums. The ad-supported initiative can only be accessed by going directly to the free.napser.com domain; there are no links from Napster.com.
With much fanfare, Napster unveiled the free streaming service last May and declared it to be the next digital music paradigm. However, the incredibly poor sound qualtity and limited catalog provided little for the music community to get excited about.
Now it looks like Napster is slowing starving the initiative, which probably won’t be around to celebrate its next birthday.