dirk writes: "Apple will be closing the Lala music service as of May 31st. They will transfer any remaining money in user's account to iTunes, and will credit user's (via iTunes) for any web songs that were purchased. It's a real shame, as Lala was a much better music service, offering songs in straight MP3 format. Their web service was innovative and ahead of it's time. And they were one of the few places that would let you listen to an entire song to sample it (after 1 complete listen, you then could only hear a 30 second sample)."