Napster 2.0 In Trouble
from the no-surprise-there dept
Earlier this week Forrester was predicting that many of the current crop of music download stores wouldn't survive the year. It looks like that process may already be beginning. Despite massive amounts of hype, the "new" Napster service looks to be in trouble, and the guy in charge has been pushed out just a few months after the service launched. This isn't a huge surprise, of course. Many people told them not just be a "me too" music download store, but they stuck with it, believing that name recognition could carry them through. Of course, the name hadn't been used in two years and it was associated with the ability to get free music that didn't come with any restrictions. The new Napster was the opposite of all that, and offered nothing special compared to any other music download store out there.