If you’ve been a loyal Microsoft customer and have been using a Microsoft only compatible music device then it looks like you could be in for some trouble. The BBC published an article stating that after the release of the new Microsoft music player, Zune, the MSN store will be shutting down and you’ll be stuck without a source for music and with music files that won’t work on the new player thanks to DRM (Digital Rights Management).
BBC: “Microsoft has said it will stop selling music from MSN music from 14 November, when Zune goes on sale in the US.
But in a move that could alienate some customers, MSN-bought tracks will not be compatible with the new gadget.
The move could also spell problems for the makers of MP3 players which are built to work with the MSN store.”