I already blasted ning.. several times.. haha.. I couldn't contain my rage.. I really hope you have better luck then I did.. I'm receiving angry messages from my members for not keeping the music players so its kinda hard not to get angry too... My wall got a comment today.. "how can ya have a band site with no music on it?"
I am hoping that someone from Ning will read our concerns with the missing music/Music player and re-install the feature. I would be willing to give up a feature to have the music player back. I don't think its a good idea to have our artist members think someone just took their hard work/music away. Their music is their life and to take away this feature is really not good for image of network.
I'm in the same position as you... no idea what I'm going to do about the music.. i have 800 local musicians that have put up original tracks.. and I can't afford to upgrade to the pro plan.. so now 800 local bands hate me.. AWESOME