Some Napster Competition

More colleges get cheap online music

Another group of colleges is getting access to cut-rate digital music subscriptions, care of MusicNet and partner Cdigix.

Cdigix, which offers packages of video, music and educational services to schools, said it will distribute MusicNet subscriptions to students at Marietta College, Ohio University, the Rochester Institute of Technology, the University of Denver, Wake Forest and Yale University beginning this fall. The service will cost $2.99 a months for unlimited access to music, plus 89 cents to download a song permanently. Napster has deals with another eight universities to offer similar services.