• Sony to Shut Down 'Music Unlimited' Service on March 29, 2015

    It has been reported that Japanese tech company Sony will be shutting down their ‘Music Unlimited’ streaming service before releasing Spotify on PlayStation Music. Currently, Music Unlimited operates in 19 countries and all will be shut down as of March 29, 2015. The company will be launching Spotify for PlayStation Music in 41 regions including the U.S., Mexico, Canada, and Brazil. Sony launched Music Unlimited back in December of 2010 on the PlayStation Network worldwide.

    The service was later brought to the Android, iOS, and PlayStation Vita platforms. Sony even claimed that they saw the service as being an iTunes Store alternative, which clearly did not turn out to be the case.

    "If we do [get mass take up] then does Sony Music need to provide content to iTunes?" Mr Ephraim asked. "Currently we do. We have to provide it to iTunes as that's the format right now."

    Publishers are being held to ransom by Apple and they are looking for other delivery systems, and we are waiting to see what the next three to five years will hold.
    In the last three years, the on-demand streaming music service has been through many major changes in hopes of making the service better. However, it still failed to gain any momentum as other popular services like Rdio, Spotify, Beats Music, and Pandora have already been in the industry for years. Those who are subscribed to Sony’s Music Unlimited service will still have access until the closing date of March 29th. So enjoy it as much as you can before the company’s own music streaming road comes to an end.

    Source: Sony
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Sony to Shut Down 'Music Unlimited' Service on March 29, 2015 started by Akshay Masand View original post
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      Sony has a music service?
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