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Old November 19, 2011, 01:43 PM
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Well, it was bound to happen.... after my current subscription music service (napster) was bought out by a company which doesn't offer a Canadian server (Rhapsody), it was only a matter of time before they dropped the napster.ca service here...........

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Thank you for being a valued Napster customer. After seven years of
service, Napster Canada will be shutting down all of its services on
12/16/2011. If you are a subscriber, you may continue to use the
service as long as your subscription is active and until 12/16/2011.
There is no need to cancel - you will not be charged for any
subscription fees after our shutdown (and we won't bill you for any
renewal that may occur between now and the shutdown).
Whether you are a subscriber or not, if you have purchased and
retain any still-unused download credits, be sure to use your
remaining download credits before 12/16/2011. After that date they
will expire.
Also, we strongly suggest that you back up all of your previously
purchased and downloaded tracks because we will not be able to
provide any customer support relating to them, including any further
backup copies, after 12/16/2011. These downloads are DRM-encoded WMA
files and can be backed up by burning them to audio CDs. Doing this
will allow you access to your music on any CD player and generally
have a maintenance free permanent copy. If you do not back up your
purchased Napster music downloads by burning them to CD and you
later change or reinstall your computer's operating system, have a
system failure or experience DRM corruption, then the downloads will
stop playing and you will permanently lose access to them.
We really appreciate your business, and thank you again for
listening.
Sincerely,
Your friends at Napster
With that in mind, I've been looking around for another subscription service and have found the pickings in Canada to be fairly slim.... as it stands, the only one I've found that appears to be legit has been Rdio, but I'm not completely sure it's what I'm looking for.....

Does anybody have experience with the subscription service of Rdio, and/or other suggestions of where I might look. (please don't bother suggesting a proxy service to allow access to US content, the whole idea is to stay within the letter of the law).

Thanks in advance
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Old November 19, 2011, 02:01 PM
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Stupid isn't it. So easy to download illegally, but yet so difficult to go legit
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Old November 19, 2011, 02:28 PM
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Stupid isn't it. So easy to download illegally, but yet so difficult to go legit
Exactly... hard to believe that it's actually worse in the music field than it is dealing with drm on PC games.......

Related question.... had anybody had dealings with puretracks? I'm looking to get my hands on a legit version of an album I had loaded up on napster, and have no desire to spend the $60 amazon wants for it.............. :)
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Old November 26, 2011, 12:29 AM
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We're kind of limited in Canada to only a handful of streaming services. Rdio looks to be the best solution if you need something crossplatform; I've been using Zune Pass lately myself, so I can only really answering specific questions regarding that.
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