(Hypebot) NEW YORK – Hypebot reported that this would
happen months ago, but the end is finally near. Virgin will
shut its music subscription and download services in the
US and UK next month.
In the UK, (Virgin Digital) stopped selling tracks
last week and is no longer accepting new customers. Only
existing customers now use the service and the site will
shut down completely on Oct. 19th. U.S. customers will face
a similar fate but will get a credit to be used on
Napster’s music download service. No figures have been
released from Napster on conversion rates from Virgin or
the similar deal that it made with AOL.