XBOX I MUSIC

This post won’t be too long, I just wanted to share this because it’s in it’s early stages of marketing at the moment and I think that within the next few months it will explode. Even if this becomes just the “Zune” of the streaming world, it will still be interesting to see how it plays out. But, it looks like Microsoft is about to take the music scene by storm.

It is always interesting when a massive company comes out with a whole new product, especially since a company like Mircrosoft has all the resources they could ever need to create something incredible. Anyways, Xbox Music is a music streaming service that will soon make 30 million songs available globally across several platforms. And from what I have seen, it looks pretty damn sexy and I might even personally make the switch from Spotify.

The new platform will share the same model as Spotify in terms of distribution. There will be an ad free version for a whopping 9 bucks a month – a dollar cheaper than Spotify – and then there will be the free version with advertisements.

The subscription will eventually work on iOS and Android devices as well. Here is what Don Mattrick, president of the Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft had to say about the new service.

“The launch of Xbox Music is a milestone in simplifying digital music on every type of device and on a global scale. We’re breaking down the walls that fracture your music experiences today to ensure that music is better and integrated across the screens that you care about most — your tablet, PC, phone and TV.”

The important element of Xbox Music is that it is offering everything one could want in a streaming service at a cheaper price and on a sexier layout.

Click the thumbnail to take a look at this comparison chart provided by the Daily Mail.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2217903/Microsoft-Apple-Spotify-streaming-music-service.html#ixzz29jIaSNBL

Xbox music has a pretty good chance of being successful, I will definitely give it a try.

More importantly and on the larger scale I think this step from Microsoft is a very important indicator that the future of recorded music will be through subscription services, and streaming.

What do you people think of Xbox music? Will you try it out? I leave you with a video of it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bs9R9-vbeN4

Phillip Richard

Additional Sources:

http://www.xbox.com/music

http://hangout.altsounds.com/gear/153532-introducing-xbox-music.html

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