Forget Prince -- it was the music industry that was partying like it's 1999, although it's mostly been a downhill slide ever since. Thanks to digital music and Adele, the bleeding may have stopped for now.
Sure, there are already plenty of App Store options if you prefer to get your music streamed via a subscription, but why not add another one? The legendary Napster has arrived on the iPhone with its own brand of musical goodness.
Buying music has always involved tough decisions. Rolling Stones or
Beatles? CD or LP? The mall or the indie record store with the cute
cashier? These questions have plagued music fans for decades, but the
iTunes Store changed everything. Thanks to its convenience, huge
catalog, and iPod-friendliness, iTunes now sells more music in the
United States than any other retailer, either online or
brick-and-mortar. But choices remain. iTunes competitors have sprung up
all over the Internet, clamoring for your dollars.