BlackBerry Music Service on smartphone

BlackBerry social music sharing now live

Research in Motion (RIM) has now made BBM Music available to Australian Blackberry users, allowing them to access a cloud-based community music network and share songs amongst friends.

The shared music library starts with the user’s own 50 song collection and grows as music is shared between BBM Music friends. Users can select songs from a catalogue and listen to thousands of full tracks from leading music companies, with their library growing as they add new friends.

RIM president and co-CEO Mike Lazaridis says: “We have partnered with leading music companies to provide a ‘full track’ music sharing and discovery experience that will provide users with quality music on demand and allow them to connect with friends on a whole new level.”

BBM Music can be downloaded from Blackberry App World for a 30 day free trial or $5.99 for a monthly subscription.

Once subscribed, up to 25 songs can be swapped each month to keep music collections up to date and multiple playlists can be created in both user’s and friend’s profiles. Music can also be saved to smartphones for offline listening so music can be accessed even without wireless coverage.

“More than 45 million customers already love the social communication benefits delivered through BBM and we are thrilled to be extending the experience into a uniquely social and interactive music service.”

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