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BSkyB adds Universal catalog to online music service

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 22 Jul 2008 15:23 User comments (1)

BSkyB adds Universal catalog to online music service England's BSkyB has announced the launch of an online subscription music service and they have already signed the Universal Music Group as its first partner.
The service will offer DRM-free MP3 downloads to keep or unlimited listening through streaming, all for the price of a monthly subscription.

The service will be launched in Britain and Ireland and BSkyB hopes its relationship with millions of customers will help the service get off the ground in a hurry. Universal is the largest music label on the planet and hundreds of thousands of tracks will be available.

James Murdoch, Chairman of BSkyB added that the company was in talks with the major labels as well as the largest indies and hopes deals will be signed soon.

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11.8.2008 22:12

It would have been better for existing Sky customers ( I have the full package of Movies, Sport & HD) that we were giving voucher codes by email to download a limited number of FREE MP3s (or huge discounts) to reward the fortune we all pay to Murdoch's empire. That way the millions of Sky customers would be more likely to stay loyal to this new service.

I don't see why we should be completely shut out as if we are outsiders. Then again, wheres the incentive when we already have our favourite sites. Too little, too late.

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