After downloading Windows Media Player 10 I tried to find the MSN Music Club link, and was presented with this:
So, it looks like the current MSN Music Club provided by OD2/Loudeye is not going to be around much longer. I have been using MSN Music Club since it was launched and currently have £30.37 in credit to use up.
MSN are obviously going to launch their 'new' MSN Music Store in the UK at some point. When that happens the Online Store link in WMP10 will go there.
But in the meantime, why haven't they linked through to the 'legacy' MSN Music Store from WMP10? And I would also like to know if I will be able to carry my credit across to the new store, or get a refund from MSN?
Microsoft launched their original OD2 MSN Music Club to stake out a claim to the online music business while they worked on developing their own music store in-house. Now that their replacment store is ready to go it appears that they are getting ready to dump their existing store (hence the lack of links in WMP10).
I have had no communication from MSN about the future of their music store and I can only assume that they want to wipe the slate clean and start again.