Microsoft Corp. has forayed into the online music business by finally launching its music streaming and download service, tagged as “MSN Music”, almost four months later than it was originally planned.
The service will be available to music enthusiasts from Thursday 5th November, but the streaming part of the new service will be available to only a few thousands people who have been invited for testing purposes.
The service had been initially scheduled for the end of July. However, it took more time because the company wanted to launch it in high quality, according to Microsoft.
The software giant has already penned deals with four big brands in the music industry, namely EMI, Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, and Sony BMG, securing more than one million DRM-free tracks for download to make the launch a success.