Napster Canada closing down December 16th

Napster Canada has announced that it will be shutting down all of its services in Canada on December 16, 2011.

The company, which has offered subscription streaming music services to Canadians for the last seven years, made the move just seven weeks after it had been acquired by Rhapsody.

Rhapsody, the largest online on-demand music service in the United States with over 750,000 subscribers, purchased Napster from Best Buy on October 3rd in a deal that is set to close at the end of this month.

Napster says subscribers do not need to cancel the service as subscription fees will no longer be charged after last Thursday November 17th. Active subscribers can continue to use the service until December 16th.

Subscribers who have downloaded DRM-encoded WMA files will no longer have access to the files although they should be able to back the songs up by burning them to audio CDs.

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