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Another notch in the iTunes belt: the Yahoo Music Store

Another notch in the iTunes belt: the Yahoo Music Store

As we reported in February, Yahoo! closes its music business, although until now it had not given an end date. Until now. A MacDailyNews reader, Chad, reports that he received an email from Yahoo! which says that the Yahoo! will close. Here is the transcript:

The Yahoo! Music Store will close; important information on how to copy your music files.


The Yahoo! Music Store, along with the ability to download individual songs and albums, will no longer be available on or after September 30, 2008.

Songs and albums purchased through Yahoo! Music Unlimited Store are protected by a copyright management system (DRM) that requires a valid license key to be heard on your computer.

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After the store closes, Yahoo! will no longer be able to support key recovery from the Yahoo! Music Store, and Yahoo! will no longer authorize playback on additional computers.

After September 30, 2008, you will no longer be able to transfer songs to unauthorized computers or renew licenses when changing operating systems. Please note that tracks already purchased will generally continue to be playable on authorized computers unless there is a change in operating system.

To any user who has purchased tracks through Yahoo! Music Unlimited recommends that you back up purchased tracks to an audio CD before the store closes on September 30, 2008. Copying the music to an audio CD will allow you to copy the music back to your computer if the license keys of the original music files cannot be accessed.

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For more information regarding the closing of the Yahoo! Music Store, please go to the FAQ section or contact customer services.

Stay in contact! Although the Yahoo! Music Unlimited Store will no longer be available, Yahoo! Music has partnered with Rhapsody so you can still buy your favorite songs. Also, Yahoo! will continue to offer its users a complete online music experience with the largest collection of Music Videos, Internet Radio, Music News and more!

Thank you for using Yahoo! Music.

The music team of Yahoo!

Source: MacDaily News