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Sony Offering 1 Year of Music Unlimited Premium for $12

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Sony is offering Music Unlimited Premium at a discount for a limited time.

The Sony Entertainment Network reports that starting Tuesday, November 20, a one-year subscription to Music Unlimited Premium will be offered for $59.99 USD for a limited time.

Typically Sony's premium music subscription service costs $9.99 USD per month. But with the new offer, music fans will have an extra $60 in their pocket that can be spent somewhere else, perhaps even in a new PlayStation Plus subscription if the subscriber owns one of Sony's gaming products.

For consumers who already have a PlayStation Plus subscription, Sony is knocking the Music Unlimited Premium discount down even further, offering a year's subscription for just a mere $12. That's $1 per month for a year's worth of access to Music Unlimited's library of more than 15 million songs.

According to Sony, it's adding thousands more tunes each week which can be accessed on multiple platforms including most Sony products, Android, iOS, Windows and more. Sony also offers a cheaper "Access" account for $4.99/month, but it's limited to the Mac, PC and PlayStation 3, and is currently not offered with a discount.

"With the the Music Unlimited service available on so many devices – iPhone/iPod Touch, PlayStation3, PlayStation Vita, Android phones and on the web – it means the music doesn’t have to stop flowing whether you’re at home or on the go," said Sony's Greg Belloni.

Formerly known as Qriocity, Music Unlimited was launched as a standalone on-demand music and video subscription service in the UK during 2010 as an iTunes and Spotify competitor. The service soon migrated over to the United States, and then in 2012 Sony decided to split the two services, rebrand them, and shove them into the current Sony Entertainment Network envelope.

PlayStation Plus is Sony's subscription model for content offered on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. Subscribers are given access to an exclusive library of games, access to game discounts, betas, demos and other features, and provides the ability to store game saves in the cloud. A 3-month subscription costs $17.99 USD and a 12-month subscription costs $49.99.

The new offer for Music Unlimited is being provided to consumers living in the United States, Canada, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Australia and New Zealand. Memberships for PlayStation Plus and the Music Unlimited service can be purchased through the PlayStation Store on the PlayStation 3 system.  Users can also subscribe and find out more about the Music Unlimited service here.


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    Kamab , November 20, 2012 10:05 PM
    so... for 60$?
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    ringzero , November 20, 2012 10:09 PM
    This article is written so confusingly that I'm not even going to bother.
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    mrmez , November 20, 2012 11:17 PM
    Thanks for the summary. I couldn't get through it either.
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    abbadon_34 , November 20, 2012 11:19 PM
    why spend money on something you don't truely "own"
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    brettms71 , November 20, 2012 11:45 PM
    abbadon_34why spend money on something you don't truely "own"

    Because you are paying for a service. I actually like the idea because for people like myself in a country where it seems iTunes is our only choice, it gives me an option. Hopefully it means anyone in my family can use the service of course. I would much rather pay a REASONABLE fee for a service like this and have choice, than pay for overpriced boxed versions etc.

    But i do agree that was a hard read to tell me that it will cost me $60 a year, and it's in my country!
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    Draconian , November 21, 2012 7:14 AM
    Does that price include a hacker stealing my login credentials?
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    assasin32 , November 21, 2012 9:27 AM
    DraconianDoes that price include a hacker stealing my login credentials?

    Nope that cost extra. Though you do get a rootkit if you buy a lifetime membership which will be announced at a latter date.
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    freggo , November 21, 2012 11:46 AM
    Keep those misleading headlines coming and watch your readers go somewhere else for their news. :-(

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    dextermat , November 21, 2012 12:34 PM
    No thx, you can keep your diarrhea music for your own CEO ears
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