“The website allowed subscribers to stream music for a monthly fee (£4.99) and buy albums and singles to download, but in a statement, a Sky spokesman said the venture ‘wasn’t working out,'” Fitzgerald reports. “‘We just didn’t see the consumer demand we’d hoped for,’ he continued.”
“The site will remain open until February 2011, but subscribers will not be charged any more monthly fees,” Fitzgerald reports. “It’s thought Sky Songs managed to attract fewer than 10,000 subscribers despite signing deals with all the major record labels.”
Fitzgerald reports, “A letter to customers Sky said… ‘Please be reassured that any tracks you have previously downloaded using the service remain yours to keep and are not affected by the service’s closure. These will remain in your music library and on any devices, such as your iPod or MP3 player, to which you have transferred music files.'”
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: BSkyB had a subscription music service?
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “stevenlufc” and “Alan Watson F.” for the heads up.]