Originally Posted by Orange
I dont know of any services that will let you keep the music when you decide to cancel their services. someone double check me on that one.
No, there are no such services. Any service which allows an unlimited number of downloads for a flat monthly fee is a subscription service, and the songs are only playable for as long as the subscription is active (some services allow a short grace period before deactivating your songs). However, if the service requires you to pay per song (or a fixed fee for a fixed number of downloads, generally around US$1 per download), then the songs are yours to keep forever (or, in the case of DRM'd songs, until the DRM authenticating server is permanently taken offline - one of the reasons why DRM is evil and strips consumers of their rights).