Rhapsody is acquiring Naspter for an undisclosed sum, and grabs the former illegal file sharing service subscribers. It's unclear how many people subscribed to Napster, as it never revealed any number since it was bought buy Best Buy.
This might be the beginning of a new trend in digital music services: concentration is going to be a big deal in the coming months and years, as acquiring a critic mass of subscribers is necessary to be break even and generate revenues.
The launch of Spotify in the US in July has been a major element for the music industry, probably representing a major shift in the way people consume music. Now, we are still wondering who's going to be the winner in this war.