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BBM Music is getting the green light to launch within the next 24 hours in US, Canada, and Australia

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BBM Music is getting the green light to launch within the next 24 hours in US, Canada, and Australia
After being in closed beta for some time now, RIM has finally given the thumbs up to launch its subscription-based streaming service in BBM Music for good. Besides the obvious ability to stream specific songs with the service, it boasts some social networking aspects as well since you’re able to share your taste in music with your BBM friends.

From the sound of it, the app should become available for download sometime within the next 24 hours through App World – albeit, it’s specifically going to be available to users in the US, Canada, and Australia for now. Fortunately though, other countries should soon follow shortly, giving everyone a piece of the action.

Essentially, users will have access to millions of songs through their catalog, which consists of popular record groups such as Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group, EMI, IODA: Independent Online Distribution Alliance, VidZone Digital Media and The Orchard.

Still not sold by it? Well, you’ll be glad to know that RIM will be offering a 30 day ‘try before you buy’ offer, which is happening on a first-come first-served bases. From then on, you’ll be required to dish out a paltry $4.99 per month to experience BBM Music and all of its glory. Therefore, if you happen to have plenty of BBM friends, you might suggest to them to download the app as soon as it’s made available – to take advantage of its vast collection of songs and sharing them within your circle of friends.

source: RIM

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posted on 02 Nov 2011, 15:10 1

1. downphoenix (Posts: 2306; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


I like the price of this. Its half of the other similar services like Zune, Rhapsody, Spotify, etc.

Too bad its only on Blackberry phones, it would have a chance to succeed if it was also available on Android and/or iOS.

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 16:21 1

2. SJisaBitch (Posts: 8; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)


I wonder how much longer RIM will survive???

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