Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Microsoft's MSN Music creates static over new radio feature

Microsoft's MSN Music creates static over new radio feature "Microsoft Corp. took center stage recently when it began selling songs online, but another feature of its new MSN Music service is quietly raising eyebrows in the radio industry.
Microsoft is using playlists from more than 900 local radio stations around the country to create its own sound-alike Internet stations -- stripped of local disc-jockey chatter, traffic, weather and commercials.
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The free version intersperses brief Microsoft audio commercials for MSN's subscription service, which for $5 per month provides the same Internet radio stations with no ads and at a higher-quality sound."
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