Your Music Collection Just Got A Whole Lot Bigger

This week, Sony announced a new music streaming service. Called “Music Unlimited”, their service allows you to listen to music streamed from their servers.

Sony has a huge music catalogue, which includes labels under the banners of Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group and EMI Music. We’re told that the initial catalog will include over 6 million titles. That’s a lot of music.

Although Sony state that the music service is available on a wide variety of Sony devices, it’s also going to be available on the Android platform, which means that you can listen to the music pretty well anywhere, any time.

And because it’s attached directly to Sony’s servers, it’s not just limited to your personal music collection. Putting this another way, your music collection just got a whole lot bigger.

And the other good news is that it’s not expensive. The Premium service costs just Au$12.99/month for a subscription. I spent more than twice that this week on iTunes downloads!

Find out more about it here.

And a final footnote to this story/service: while their publicity for this constantly refers to is as “Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity”, that’s a way too long, totally unpronounceable marketing bullshit kind of name “Music Unlimited” is what I’ll call it, because … I can at least say that.

Whomever the marketing people at Sony are who are responsible for this god-awful name are … grow up! KISS applies. If you really think that your users care about what’s powering this service … you’re wrong.