Noah J Nelson on Thursday, Jun. 28th
Having ditched the Zune branding on their music service, Micorsoft is hoping to make big splash in the digital music game with their “new” XBox Music product. How big? Bloomberg is reporting that they’re looking to combine the best aspects of iTunes and Spotify into one killer app.
The hitch? They haven’t gotten the music labels on board yet.
I’m going to be generous here and give Redmond even odds on pulling this off. The massive install base of the XBox is sure to be attractive to SOMEONE over at the RIAA, but until the ink is dry there is plenty of room for short-sightedness on the part of the music industry to scuttle this attempt. It’s what they do, after all.
via, ironically, MacRumors