Napster set for UK summer launch

Napster the once illegal download service gone legal, has targeted the UK as the first market for the entry into Europe of its new legal online music service: Napster 2.0.

The service, which was originally launched in the US last October has already sold over 5 million downloads against strong competition from the likes of the iTunes service. Napster plan to roll out the download service across Europe however are planning to use the UK as a launch-pad before tackling further countries.

A localised version of Napster 2.0 is set to launch in the UK before the end of the summer, complete with UK-specific genres, promotions, and content from domestic acts, at: This will be the first time Napster has been made available outside of North America. Price of downloads has yet to be confirmed.