The thought of an iTunes subscription service goes back to 2005.  Today there are rumors of its release along with pricing from three separate sources.  Subscription services such as Napster and Rhapsody go back a few years.  This was great for non-ipod users who use Sansa players or any other drm capable wma player.  The downside was that there never existed such a service for iPod users.  If a subscription service for music came to the iPod it would most likely dominate the music marketplace once again.  The plans would be $129 a year for a subscription that would piggyback on MobileMe.  If you already have a MobileMe subscription the cost would be $99 a year.  Take it for what it is worth.  If this come to be true many people including myself will be quite enthusiastic.  If not, I will have to go back to napster again.