More blood on Apple iTunes Store’s play button: BlackBerry’s BBM Music is dead

“BlackBerry, the Canadian smartphone maker, is scrapping paid music-sharing service BBM Music in June following a review of its strategy,” Hugo Miller reports for Bloomberg.

“BBM Music, which cost $4.99 a month, will be discontinued on June 2, and subscribers will be given 30 days free access to the RDIO music service, the Waterloo, Ontario-based company said today in an e-mail,” Miller reports. “BlackBerry didn’t elaborate on why the service, which began in August 2011, was shutting down or whether it was profitable.”

Miller reports, “The company formerly known as Research In Motion Ltd. has cut 5,000 jobs and shut down six of 10 manufacturing sites in the past year to restore profitability as sales continue to fall.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Bloodbath. Add it to the list.

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19 Comments

  1. More blood on Apple iTunes Store’s play button: BlackBerry’s BBM Music is dead

    Bad imagery, MDN.
    No blood can seep from the corpse of a bloodless entity.

        1. C3PO, or whatever your daft username is, if you knew anything at all about music, then you’d know there are a great many very fine Canadian bands and musicians.
          In your ignorance, you probably think they’re all American.

          1. If a Canadian is any good at all, they move to the US and are taken in as ‘American’. We Canadians don’t claim them as ours then and the ones that stay get played on the radio so much that we can’t stand them. I personally know Carly Rae Jepsen’s dad and apparently, she is known in the US.

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