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Sony has announced today that they're absolutely thrilled to introduce a new music destination called PlayStation Music, with Spotify as their exclusive partner. They've partnered with their friends at Spotify to bring its award-winning digital music service to PlayStation Network this spring in 41 markets around the world.


Sony states that they know how important music is to their community of gamers, and their new partnership combines the best in music with the best in gaming. PlayStation Network users will be able to enjoy the convenience of linking their accounts to Spotify, making it easy to sign-up with their existing ID and subscribe to Spotify's Premium service.


Sony notes that PS customers will also be able to use Spotify while playing games on PS4, enabling them to soundtrack their gaming sessions with their favorite tunes in the background. Do you want something heavy and rocking for an intense Destiny Raid? How about some old school hip hop while taking the field in Madden NFL?


With more than 30 million songs and 1.5 billion playlists, Spotify on PlayStation Music has it covered. As Sony gets closer to launch they look forward to telling their customers about some of the other great features that will be available exclusively through Spotify on PlayStation Music.


The new service will launch initially on PS4 and PS3, as well as Xperia smartphones and tablets. Customers will be able to listen to their favorite playlists – including existing playlists from current Spotify users as well as Spotify curated playlists – and enjoy the service on all of Spotify's supported devices.


Sony notes that prior to the launch of Spotify on PlayStation Music, the Music Unlimited service will close in all 19 countries on March 29, 2015. Nearly all of these countries will be among the 41 markets where PlayStation Music featuring Spotify will be available at launch, including the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Brazil. From February 28, 2015, Music Unlimited users with active subscriptions will receive up to 30 days of free access through March 29, 2015.


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It's been reported that Spotify is a head of Beats Music. Yet with Apple and Beats combining their music industry know-how, a new service or simply expanding Beats Music's reach, will be something to definitely watch for later this year. 


Sony has been on a horrific losing streak of late, even closing all of their retail stores in Canada. Only time will tell if this latest move will hold any promise for their bottom line.


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