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BBM Music Launched in the US, Canada & Australia

RIM(Reseach in Motion) announced that it has rolled out the new BlackBerry Messenger(BBM) music service in Canada, the United States and Australia. There is no news yet about availability in other countries. Previously RIM has announced that the BBM Music service will be available in Malaysia this year.

BBM Music allows a user to download 50 songs from the company’s catalog and then share those tunes with friends and family via BlackBerry Messenger.

“Let’s say you have 10 BBM friends with BBM Music subscriptions,” RIM said in its blog post, “and they each have 50 songs in their music profiles. From those friends alone, plus the 50 songs you downloaded to start your profile, you could have 550 songs.” Users can add more music to their library by sharing the songs that their BlackBerry Messenger friends have in their library (as long as they BBM Music Premium subscriptions).

Currently there will be two subscriptions offered:

Premium Subscription: The Premium ‘full track’ BBM Music experience is available for a monthly subscription of $4.99 USD ($4.99 CDN and $5.99 AUD). The Premium version will feature a free Premium trial offer. With the free Premium trial offer, you can use all the features of a Premium subscription for a limited time. Get up to 2 months free in US and Canada, and one month free in Australia.

Free Subcribtion: There will also be a Free subscription to the service that delivers the same social experience as the Premium subscription, but with 30 second song previews versus full song tracks. After your Free Premium trial offer period ends, you can opt to continue using BBM Music without a paid subscription by using this Free subscription. You can upgrade from a Free subscription to a Premium subscription at any time.

The Blackberry maker has partnered with major music label including Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group and EMI for the cloud-based BBM Music service.

[Download]– BBM Music from App World

[Source]– BlackBerry Blog

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