Sony Announces New Music
Service for Playstation
Sony made a timely announcement September 1st that we are trending at dayTrending.com mainly because it
perfectly coincided with Apple's expected announcement in changes to their iTunes music service. At a music
themed conference, Apple was using the event to reveal a new line of iPod Touch devices.
Sony is appearing in Berlin to announce their re-entry into the realm of digital music subscription services. The Financial Times
reports, "the service will first be marketed to owners of the Playstation 3, who number in the tens of millions, before segueing to
other devices like phones, DVD players, portable music players and computers. The service will launch sometime next year."
Sony once held a spot in the digital music market with Connect Music Store until 2008. Sony has also dabbled with web based radio, and
streaming content with Bandit.fm in Austrailia and New Zealand. The Times also says Sony claimed planning and development for two years
for the new service that will be available next year, initially for owners of the Sony Playstation 3.