It's happened folks. Kazaa has joined the ranks of Napster and Pirate Bay as a legit paid music download service. The deal in the US is $20 per month for unlimited music downloads. WMA format. Will it fly?
"The new Kazaa, to be announced on Tuesday, will initially only be available to people in the United States due to licensing issues but Bermeister said he was expecting it to be available to Australians within six months.
"In the US, customers pay $US20 a month and can download as many songs as they like.
"People have been enamoured with the ability to rebel and break through and get stuff for free, but I think sentiment is changing and people are going to shift towards a quality [legal] product," Bermeister said in a phone interview."
I guess time will tell. I'm not convinced the new Kazaa is going to be able to take much market share from iTunes (the WMA format won't help). But then, there may be additional functionality. Good luck Kevin.