zune marketplace

  • New iTunes updates might bring unlimited music subscriptions?

    [photopress:itunes8.png,full,center] It’s odd. Steve Jobs has said “no” to the idea of iTunes music subscriptions time and time again, but the rumors never die. Now the Financial Times is reporting the wheels are again turning to grant all-you-can-download music for a monthly subscription to users. There would be a likely premium on hardware or a start-up cost, but with groups… Read More

  • Microsoft to offer DRM-free music this November

    Microsoft to offer DRM-free music this November

    Microsoft is planning a revamp of the Zune Marketplace this November which will include about a million DRM-free music tracks out of it’s 3-million track catalogue. That’s a good sign because it’s hopefully showing that the tide is shifting, albeit slowly, away from digital rights management altogether. It’s unknown whether Microsoft will charge a premium for the new… Read More

  • Zune Social: Discover what music your friends like, then buy buy buy

    Zune Social: Discover what music your friends like, then buy buy buy

    I’m probably in the crowd Let’s chat about the Zune Social, Microsoft’s music-centric social networking (Isn’t “social networking” redundant? When are you “anti-social networking”…) deal. Before we get too far along, know that you don’t actually need a Zune to participate in Zune Social. It’s like this: when you play a song on your… Read More

  • Microsoft Ignition Revs Up Tomorrow

    Microsoft Ignition Revs Up Tomorrow

    Score one for Microsoft. Wait, did I just say that? Yes, I did. Why? Well, Microsoft will officially launch Ignition tomorrow and I may have to troll around for a Zune now. I can’t believe I’m admitting that. Ignition is designed to promote new music acts over the course of a month on Microsoft’s mulitple content platforms such as MSN and the Zune Marketplace. Ignition is set to… Read More

  • Zune Marketplace Songs Work on PlaysForSure Devices (??)

    Zune Marketplace Songs Work on PlaysForSure Devices (??)

    Warning: CrunchGear is not responsible for musical tastes. There’s a bit of excitement over at Zunerama as one reader has discovered that Zune Marketplace songs are now working on a Creative Zen, which means Zune DRM isn’t so special after all. Apparently someone’s 13-year-old daughter started dragging Zune Pass songs from her Zune to her Zen. The Zen sucked up the music without… Read More