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Zune music subscribers to get free tracks

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 20 Nov 2008 23:25 User comments (3)

Zune music subscribers to get free tracks Microsoft has announced that users with subscriptions to the Zune music store will receive ten free songs to keep every month, included in the $15 USD per month fee.
The monthly fee allows user to download unlimited amounts of music as long as they keep paying for the subscription, but because they are rentals, they become unplayable if the user ever stops paying.

The ten free tracks will come DRM-free in MP3 format and can be played back on any computer or device of your choosing.

"I think the 10 free tracks is going to be a huge accelerant to subscriber numbers"
, said Adam Sohn, Zune's marketing director. "People will enjoy owning that music, and I think they'll be more apt to transact more in the store."

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3 user comments

122.11.2008 0:02

best idea to come to subscription based services since anyone started the idea.

223.11.2008 1:19

Microsoft it's seeing the light. If only apple would do the same...

323.11.2008 16:39
onya
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So it's ten DRM free tracks per month @$15 per month? All other tracks are rentals and stop playing when you stop paying?

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"I think the 10 free tracks is going to be a huge accelerant to subscriber numbers", said Adam Sohn, Zune's marketing director. "People will enjoy owning that music, and I think they'll be more apt to transact more in the store."
I wonder what structure is in place to ensure artists get their royalties? I some how doubt that this is a two way street with the big boys. The usual tactics are a one lane highway and "don't cross it or we'll run you over".

Perhaps this author is getting a little cynical with olde age.. :P

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