Yahoo Finally Dumps The Music Service It Never Really Liked

from the why-do-it-in-the-first-place dept

A few years back when Yahoo launched its music service, it was pretty clearly designed to fail. Yet, Yahoo kept it going for a while, despite the fact that the executives who ran the program clearly were not fans of the company's own offerings. Thus, it should come as no surprise that Yahoo has simply moved all of its subscribers over to RealNetworks' Rhapsody service, which is having its own problems adjusting to a changing music market place. One could hope that Yahoo's ditching of the music service is a sign that it's actually going to do something more interesting, but given this little merger the company may be involved in, it may be difficult to do very much that's unique or innovative.
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Filed Under: drm, music, subscriptions
Companies: realnetworks, yahoo

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    Old Guy, 5 Feb 2008 @ 8:38am

    Music service

    Yep ditched Musicmatch too. They were great but I wasn't gonna switch to Yahoo...ahem Rhapsody, whatever.

    Don't pay anything now. Even though I can't get anywhere near the selection, I'm gonna stick to streaming music as opposed to download. While it lasts (in other words until it too is sued out of existence) I'll listen to my music via Pandora.

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