BBM Music launched Wednesday, offering BlackBerry users the same benefits seen already by other smartphones and tablets. The music service merges social networking with music by allowing users to choose songs to profile in their library which can then be shared to all of their friends who can then listen to the full tracks, discuss the music they are listening to or even enjoy them offline. In turn you can do the same with the lists created by others in your circle.
There are neat things with BBM Music such as the ability to make new friends who may have similar interests based on the music they are listening to. Keep your content new and fresh by changing out songs on your playlist each month sharing your most recent favorites or old classics you have rediscovered You can store up to 50 songs on your profile as long as they are available in the BBM Music catalog (which currently sits at over a million titles) and you can swap in and out up to 25 songs each month.
The BBM Music service differs greatly from those music services offered currently by Apple and Google because neither is subscription based. It will be difficult to tell this early on which model is preferable though both allow for considerably more than 50 songs.
The service will eventually cost users around US $5 per month but RIM is currently offering a 2 month free trial. While the cost may seem low and fairly reasonable, iTunes Match is soon to be released to the public and offers access to your entire music library for US $25 per year which is quite a bit less.
So the question is, do you actually need more than 50 songs at a time if they are 50 -good- songs?