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Sony launches Music Unlimited digital music service

December 22, 2010 | 12:05 pm

Sony on Wednesday unveiled a digital music subscription service, featuring a catalog of 6 million songs from Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, EMI Music and Sony Music Entertainment.

For now, the service is available only in the U.K. and Ireland, but Sony said it plans to expand it to the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, Itlay and Spain next year.

Called Music Unlimited, the service comes in two flavors. A basic plan, costing 3.99 euros a month, streams ad-free radio much like Pandora. A premium version lets listeners play songs on-demand and costs 9.99 euros a month. It works on Sony devices, including the PlayStation 3 and Bravia Internet-connected TVs, but, alas, not the iPhone.

More details on the service can be found on The Times' sister blog, Company Town.

-- Alex Pham