Beginning November 14th, 2006, MSN Music will no longer offer music
downloads through the MSN Music store. The "Buy" buttons that you are used
to seeing on the MSN Music album and artist pages will change to links
that connect you to Zune. See below for information regarding how this
change will impact your MSN Music account.
Will I still be able to use
the music I have already purchased from MSN?
Yes, the music you have purchased from MSN Music is yours
to keep and enjoy in accordance with the content usage rules
Specifically, you will still be able to
- Use the tracks downloaded from MSN Music on five authorized
- Export the tracks for personal use to compatible portable digital
- Burn tracks and playlists to CD solely for personal, non commercial
Will I still be able to
transfer songs I purchased from MSN Music to new computers and portable
Yes, you will still be able to transfer songs you have
purchased from MSN Music to PlaysForSure compliant devices. Please refer
to PlaysForSure site
for information on compatible
devices. Please follow instructions on http://music.msn.com/help/sync
for steps on
transferring MSN Music content to a portable device.
If I purchase a new PC that runs
Windows Vista, will I be able to transfer my MSN Music to my new PC?
Yes, transfer of music purchased from MSN Music to Vista
PCs will be supported. This is subject to the five PC limit specified in
the MSN Music content usage rules. For information on how to transfer your
purchased music to a new computer, click here
Will I continue to get support
from MSN for the songs I already purchased?
Yes, if the following topics and questions do not provide
you with the information you are looking for; please contact our technical support
Where can I go buy music after
Beginning on November 14th, MSN will make it easy for MSN
Music users to find and download music from the new Zune Marketplace. The
Zune Marketplace is designed to work seamlessly with the new Zune digital
media player and will enable you to purchase tracks individually or to buy
a Zune Pass subscription to download as many songs as you want for a flat
fee. A current Zune Pass is required to continue accessing downloaded
music. The "buy" buttons that were on MSN Music album and artist
pages will change to links that connect you to Zune. By visiting MSN Music
you can learn more about a particular artist or album and even listen to a
30 second preview of a particular song. Once you decide to purchase music,
you can choose the Zune Marketplace.
Zune is Microsoft's new music and entertainment platform, designed to
deliver a highly connected and social entertainment experience. Visit www.zune.net
to learn more about The Zune device
and purchasing digital music downloads through the Zune Marketplace.
How can I find other music
download services compatible with my PlaysForSure portable music
There are a large number of PlaysForSure compatible digital
music stores available online. To find the one the best meets your needs
visit the PlaysForSure site
. The PlaysForSure logo makes
it easy to find digital media stores and devices that work together.
How do I backup my music?
We recommend that you back up your music files
to protect your investment in the event of hard-drive failure or
corruption. To back up your music, you can either copy the files to a second computer
, or you can burn your music to
CDs. Please note that MSN Music content does not support backup and
restore of licenses via Windows Media Player.