Rhapsody is like a rental program. You can download the music, but will only play on your PC and portable device as long as your subscription is active. It’s ideal for those who listen to a wide variety of music and don’t necessary want to own a hard copy of their music. Periodically (about once a month) you have to sync your device with the service to keep your downloaded tracks (or albums) active.
I used it as a discovery tool… to find music that I wouldn’t ordinary purchase unless I heard it first. Then the albums that I really liked, I could purchase a CD or digital copy.
Some people just use the service and have no interest in owning any of the music permanently. Napster also has a similar service.
Message Edited by fuze_owner-GB on 04-30-2010 10:25 AM