This week a lot of phone manufacturers have revealed a lot of exciting phones and services, from which yesterday RIM showed off their new music sharing service for all users of BlackBerry Messenger.
The new service is called BBM Music, and will allow those who use RIM’s BBM service to create their own music profile with 50 of their favourite songs, which can then be shared with your BBM contacts.
As well as this you will also be able to listen to all the music your friends have shared, meaning the more BBM friends you have, the more music you will be able to access, once you have done with your selected songs you can swap up to 25 tracks each month.
Blackberry added a post on their blog explaining the service:
“In addition to those 50 songs in your profile, the more BBM Music friends you have, the more songs you can add and enjoy! In other words, your BBM Music friend’s music library [is] your music library.”
As well as all of that you will also be able to comment on any tracks which have been posted by your friends, build up your own playlists and shuffle tracks shared with you, alongside this BBM Music will also support offline listening and you will be able to purchase tracks from Amazon’s MP3 store.
To make this all happen Rim made deals with Sony Music, Warner Music and EMI, and is even looking to expand the service to the cloud, rivaling Amazons Music Locker as well as Google’s Google Music.
The President and CEO of RIM, Mike Lazaridis, described the service in BlackBerry’s Blog:
“We have partnered with leading music companies to provide a ‘full track’ music sharing and discovery experience that will provide users with quality music on demand and allow them to connect with friends on a whole new level.”
This makes RIM’s BlackBerry Messenger service look pretty good, which will defiantly help BlackBerry’s smartphones rise back up the market but will it be good enough to rival WhatsApp and Apple’s iMessage.
There is no release date just yet for BBM Music, but as closed beta started yesterday in the US, UK and Canada, but there will be a charge of $5 a month in the US, but has no pricing for the UK yet.
What do you think? Will this make you want to use BBM? are you excited for the new service?