My favorite digital audio receiver just added support for Zune Marketplace, Napster, Urge, Wal-Mart, etc. and enhancements for iTunes though they still won’t play Apple’s own DRM’d music (something Jobs left out he won’t license). Finally, my little white Sonos boxes aren’t sitting in a Zuneless island. Every time I think I’m done with DRM’d music services, they bring me back in. I have to say though, I’m increasingly impressed by Rhapsody’s integration with the Sonos. It makes me wonder, why shouldn’t all music services offer a network connected version, similar to what Napster is doing today?
Also note to music services – not everyone listening to your service is a twentysomething head-banging, ultramegalophile monster mashup music culture listener. Take some cues from XM’s “Flight 26”. I like my hard-core, but not when the kiddies are around. Families want to listen too. That’s a note to Sirius as well.