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PSA: Microsoft Music is being discontinued. Download all your music by Dec 31

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The Musicocalypse foretold for many years is upon us! I open the Groove Music app, and it has this message:

" Microsoft Store will stop selling music on December 31, 2017. After that, music you've purchased from Microsoft Store won't be available to stream or download. Download your purchased music by December 31, 2017."


https://support.microsoft.com/en-...rom-groove
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I wish people downvoting this would explain why. Is this a duplicate? Is this information false?
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Ms does this shit over and over again? Why would you still buy music from Microsoft.
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People with Bing points. Also, they've had some great holiday sales before that a lot of people on slickdeals have enjoyed.
Also, I don't get why it's such a laughing matter, even if you didn't buy. The broader lesson is that huge companies really can divest of digital services and simply erase all your digital "purchases". As I scramble to download my music, I find that they've already simply erased several albums from my library because they don't carry the music in their store anymore.

Even people who didn't buy from Microsoft should be outraged and afraid that stuff like this can happen.
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People down votes because it's not a hot deal.
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People down votes because it's not a hot deal.
No, they are TDing because it's a repost.
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No, they are TDing because it's a repost.
​What's the original post titled? I couldn't find it.
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​What's the original post titled? I couldn't find it.
https://slickdeals.net/f/10618024-psa-groove-music-discontinued-and-moved-to-spotify?v=1&src=SiteSearch
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No, they are TDing because it's a repost.
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People down votes because it's not a hot deal.
Porque no los dos?
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I'm not contradicting you. Maybe that says exactly what this post is saying. I can't tell because I don't use a Groove Pass and I don't use Spotify.

Can you help me understand what this sentence means: " You can keep your music intact by transferring your personal playlists and tracks to Spotify. "

I thought Spotify was a service where you basically can make playlists, but you don't actually "own" the music. Am I wrong? Are there songs you own and can download DRM free if you "own" them? If so, does that sentence mean that "ownership" will transfer to Spotify, so I could download all my MS music, DRM-free from Spotify if I do this transfer?

Or is this just giving me instructions on how to move my playlists to Spotify?
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I'm not contradicting you. Maybe that says exactly what this post is saying. I can't tell because I don't use a Groove Pass and I don't use Spotify.

Can you help me understand what this sentence means: " You can keep your music intact by transferring your personal playlists and tracks to Spotify. "

I thought Spotify was a service where you basically can make playlists, but you don't actually "own" the music. Am I wrong? Are there songs you own and can download DRM free if you "own" them? If so, does that sentence mean that "ownership" will transfer to Spotify, so I could download all my MS music, DRM-free from Spotify if I do this transfer?

Or is this just giving me instructions on how to move my playlists to Spotify?
If you click on the support link you posted yourself, you will see that the shutdown of purchase/download service is a part of the general shutdown of Groove Music.

Groove Music has three features: playing local music, purchasing/downloading music from their music store, and streaming with Groove Music Pass.

You can now move albums and playlists on Groove Music Pass to Spotify, download the music you purchased yourself from Groove Music. In the future, Groove Music will still exist, but only to play local music.
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Hope I have room on my Zune to save these.
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Another service from MS bites the dust
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This is a perfect example of why I refuse to spend even a penny on digital goods. The day they stop selling physical media is the day I stop purchasing media.
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If you click on the support link you posted yourself, you will see that the shutdown of purchase/download service is a part of the general shutdown of Groove Music.

Groove Music has three features: playing local music, purchasing/downloading music from their music store, and streaming with Groove Music Pass.

You can now move albums and playlists on Groove Music Pass to Spotify, download the music you purchased yourself from Groove Music. In the future, Groove Music will still exist, but only to play local music.
I already understand that its part of the general shutdown of Groove. The problem is that that "deal" discusses the shutdown of Groove Pass, which a lot of people are not going to understand is the same as their purchased music.

The message that the Groove player gives does not mention Spotify. It tells us to download all of our music before December 31st. This leads me to believe that the Spotify transfer is not to transfer ownership of music, but just to transfer playlists.

And even if that is not the case, and Spotify allows you to download, DRM-free, the music that you have purchased, the other thread still doesn't mention that or the importance of transferring one's purchased music to Spotify. So, no, this thread is not redundant, unless someone wants to go back to that old thread and make a lot of clarification.

If not, a lot of people that frequent slickdeals are going to be pretty pissed to suddenly find that the music they have bought at Microsoft suddenly has disappeared.
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