Friday, July 25, 2008

Yahoo Music Store Closing

Here's the letter to Yahoo Music subscribers, what's next.

Here's the email Yahoo! Music sent out to customers last night:

The Yahoo! Music Store, along with the ability to purchase and download
single songs and albums, will no longer be available as of September 30,

Songs and albums that were purchased through the Yahoo! Music Unlimited
Store are protected by a digital rights management system that requires a
valid license key before they can be played on your computer.

After the Store closes, Yahoo! will no longer be able to support the
retrieval of license keys for music purchased from Yahoo! Music Unlimited,
and Yahoo! will no longer be able to authorize song playback on additional

After September 30, 2008, you will not be able to transfer songs to
unauthorized computers or re-license these songs after changing operating
systems. Please note that your purchased tracks will generally continue to
play on your existing authorized computers unless there is a change to the
computer's operating system.

For any user who purchased tracks through Yahoo! Music Unlimited, we highly
recommend that you back up the purchased tracks to an audio CD before the
closing of the Store on September 30, 2008. Backing up your music to an
audio CD will allow you to copy the music back to your computer again if the
license keys for your original music files cannot be retrieved.

For further information on the closing of the Yahoo! Music Store, please
refer to the Frequently Asked Questions or contact Customer Care.

Stay tuned! While the Yahoo! Music Unlimited Store will no longer be
available, Yahoo! Music has partnered with Rhapsody so you can still
purchase your favorite tracks. Plus, Yahoo! Music will continue to offer
users a complete online music experience with the largest collection of
music videos, Internet radio, exclusive artist features, music news, and

Thank you for using Yahoo! Music.

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