BBM music shutting down.

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Late 2011, Blackberry (then RIM) announced their new social music service, BBM music. The idea behind it was much like Spotify where you would pay a monthly fee to be able to access and listen to a vast variety of music. Blackberry aimed for this service to be social, where you would be able to listen to 50 songs offline at a time, and share your 50 songs with friends on the Blackberry messenger system, likewise you would be able to listen to 50 of all of your friends songs.

Anyone who is currently signed up to the BBM music app will be billed for April, however after that it will start to wind down before the switch off on 2nd June 2013. It appears as if they were just pushed out from the mighty power of Spotify.

The email sent to all subscribers reads “BBM Music service will be discontinued as of June 2, 2013, in May, as your BBM contacts stop using the service, songs in your playlists will begin to turn grey and will no longer be available.”

As a winding down process Blackberry are offering users a 30 day free trial of Rdio premium, which isn’t much different apart from double the price.