Vanderbilt University Signs On With Napster

Napster has added Vanderbilt University to its growing list of college partnerships. On Oct. 1, Vanderbilt will launch "VUMix," which allows students to access Napster's online subscription streaming

Napster has added Vanderbilt University to its growing list of college partnerships.

On Oct. 1, Vanderbilt will launch "VUMix," which allows students to access Napster's online subscription streaming music service at a discounted rate of $16 for the entire academic year. Vanderbilt faculty and staff can access the same Napster service for a reduced rate of $6.95 per month. Napster's current monthly subscription retail price is $9.95.

Vanderbilt students can also choose to own their music -- by burning it to a CD or transferring to an MP3 -- for 99 cents per song or $9.95 per album.

Napster has already structured discounted distribution deals with eight other colleges and universities: Cornell, George Washington, Middlebury, University of Miami, University of Southern California, Wright State, Pennsylvania State and University of Rochester (N.Y.).

In striking the deal, Napster and Vanderbilt worked closely with the Campus Action Network, an organization dedicated to facilitating the introduction of legitimate digital music services to U.S. campuses.
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