The recently announced Xbox Music
service will feature both a subscription-based model and the ability to purchase individual tracks, according to a Bloomberg
report. The service will reportedly allow users to stream music for a monthly or yearly subscription, in addition to traditional purchases.
Furthermore, an "online locker" of sorts may allow customers to store their music collections online for a fee, with the really intriguing part being that the locker could store music purchased from other
services as well. As previously announced, said music will be playable across a range of devices, notably those that run Windows 8.
In other words, it sounds like Xbox Music will offer similar functionality to what is currently offered by the Zune service
, with the added benefit of having a name that isn't associated with grim failure.