Yahoo! Music subscription on the cheap


Yahoo_music_1Personally, I’m thrilled with Pandora’s free music streaming and the trial of Mercora for Smartphones is going well too (have you tried it yet?). I’m never one to pass up a good deal; or at the very least, pass it along. Gearlog mentions a way to get a Yahoo! Music subscription at half off, simply by using a MasterCard for the purchase. This nets you a two-year subscription for only $60, or the price for one full year. I didn’t realize that Yahoo’s offering in this space was only $5 a month, so I may give it a free look. Using a UMPC with 3G connectivity as a portable media player works great; if you have a portable device that supports Windows Media DRM and is on this list, you can also use Yahoo! Music content on it.

If you don’t have a MasterCard to take advantage of this deal, just hold tight. The jkOnTheRun branded cards should be here ANY day now. Although we’re joshin’ ya, sounds kinda cool for a mobile device purchase with "PDA Points" or something like that….


Lorie Ghamy

Why to pay for a Yahoo Music service when there is one free Yahoo music service.

Type this, enter something you want to ear and to save (wma, mp3, flash)….

and enjoy !

Stephen Feger

It really is a good service, though I was so mad that I missed out on that deal. I subscribed over a year ago within a week of the release of Yahoo! Music Unlimited. After a year, my subscription expired and it took me a few weeks to get around to resubscribing. One month after I resubscribed, they offer up the 2 years for the price of one deal with Mastercard. In fact, I had even paid for it with my Mastercard! So I complained to them. No dice. I got nowhere. No options, nothing.

Admittedly, I am getting exactly what I paid for and I do use it. But still, that left a bad taste in my mouth. Guess I’m just greedy. :-)


Dang, I just signed up for a year on Friday too. I signed up for the Yahoo to Go service though and am using the iRiver Clix that I just won and loading content up on it. I was only going to go with the trial, but forgot to cancel it by 2 days and ended up paying for the year of service. I may be able to cancel, but so far I like using my UMPC and the Clix to listen to lots of music since I have a very small personal collection. Too bad Microsoft is blocking Plays for Sure and sticking it to their partners with the Zune :(


Careful, Yahoo Music is intoxicating. You’ll end up leaving “ownership” behind when you realize how much music you can get for so little via subscription.

Caveat 1: I don’t think the $60/year plan includes the ability to copy your music to a Plays For Sure device. You have to spring for the slightly pricier version.

Caveat 2: It doesn’t support Vista at this time.

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