Apple, Google, Amazon… would there be a new digital music service on the horizon? A credible rumor advanced by CNet, quoting reliable sources at Microsoft, says that the company wants to rebuild its music service Zune Pass and turn it into a music service like Spotify for the Xbox and Windows Phones.
Still according to CNet, Microsoft is negotiating hard with major music labels to provide the service by the end of the year, which would also service built into Windows. The service would provide options for downloading and streaming, like the Zune Pass Music, but would be easier to use. The musical past are staked Microsoft chess which the deceased Zune player, abandoned by Microsoft in October 2011, and the Urge service, launched in conjunction with MTV and abandoned in 2007.
The potential of 40 million users of Xbox Live service will be tempting for the majors, not counting the current and future users of Windows Phone. Research in Motion has also added a musical offering to the Blackberry Messenger in late 2011.