BlackBerry to shutter failed music service after less than two years

BlackBerry BBM Music Shut Down

Apple (AAPL) has Ping, Microsoft (MSFT) has Zune, and now BlackBerry’s (BBRY) BBM Music can be added to the list of failed music ventures embarked upon by consumer electronics companies. As the reinvigorated smartphone vendor fights to stage a comeback in 2013, it is also apparently still trimming the fat. The latest addition to the chopping block will be BBM Music, the curious service that gave users access to 50 songs of their choosing as well as songs chosen by each of their BBM contacts. ”BBM Music service will be discontinued as of June 2, 2013,” BlackBerry said in a letter to customers picked up by CrackBerry. “For paying customers, April is the last month that you will be billed. 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.”

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