Xperia users across India will get to listen to their favourite bollywood track for free for first six months from the date of purchase of their device. Sony today launched Sony Music Jive offering the music to its Xperia buyers.
As per a press release, Sony Music Jive gives you free access to artists such as Elvis Presley, Bruce Springsteen, Whitney Houston, Aerosmith, Bob Dylan, Micheal Jackson, Santana, AR Rahman, Shakira, Beyonce, Keisha, Pitbull, KK, Lucky Ali, Strings, Daler Mehendi, Harris Jayraj, Kailash Kher and more for a period of 6 months.
Sony, which owns the Sony Music will offer content to its users with a tag ‘First on Jive’. How far it can achieve success in getting subscriptions past the free period remains to be seen. Similar kind of service is offered by Nokia Music Unlimited, Saavn and iTunes. However Nokia offers only downloads, Saavn offers only streaming and iTunes is totally a paid service. The Jive will be combination of all three. You can stream or download free for six months and then the music will be subscription based.
However it is not known whether the service will be available to users who have already bought Xperia before this launch. I will report any news about via a update.
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