Napster boasts that it has the largest catalog of independent artists available, in addition to the mainstream labels, totaling seven million CD quality songs. Subscribers are able to choose between 60 commercial-free radio stations and more than 1,400 “expertly programmed playlists.” It also offers personalized recommendation tools and the top hits from more than 50 years of Billboard charts.
Negating the fact that both packages include limitless access to DRM-riddled MP3s, Zune’s service ultimately charges $1.50 per song at the end of the month, against $1 each at Napster. Zune runs $180 annually with the ability to keep 120 songs, and Napster $60 with 60 tracks. If you're going the paid route and need to "own" more than 60 MP3s a year, it seems the most logical solution to use a mixture of Napster and iTunes, or any other “a la carte” DRM-free music service.