What Kind of Effect Will Microsoft’s Xbox Music Have?
From Music Industry Blog:
So just where does the disruptive threat come from? From the little old PC. In my view the boldest move Microsoft have made here is to commit to hard bundle free streaming music with Windows 8. Think about that for a moment. Every single copy of the latest update to the world’s most ubiquitous PC operating system will have a Spotify equivalent included for free. The last version of Windows will have shipped 350 million units by the end of this year. When you start looking at that sort of scale Deezer’s 26 million users and Spotify’s 24 million users start to look positively modest in comparison.
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