Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Microsoft Signs Epic Records for Xbox Live

Epic Records today will make available a full year of exclusive artist content and high-definition music video downloads free for all Xbox 360gamers. The deal marks another step in Microsoft's strategy to position its Xbox Live service as a unified global online entertainment network.

Each month Microsoft and Epic will announce the new Artist of the Month along with exclusive benefits for Xbox 360 gamers around the world. Xbox Live members will be able to download featured music videos from Xbox Live Marketplace at no additional charge and watch exclusive interviews downloaded directly to their Xbox 360 system. Further, monthly Game with Fame sessions will let Xbox Live members play games with some of the world's most renowned celebrities, as well as enter sweepstakes offering tons of cool prizes, from Xbox 360 consoles to signed CDs.

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