Confirmed: Microsoft To Reward Zune Song Sharing

Posted Nov 14, 2006 by elstan

The Zune team plans to reward people with Microsoft Marketplace Points.
This idea of sharing = caring is interesting, this is the unofficial confirmation of the rumor that was going around before that Microsoft will share the profit on the Zune with the users. They plan to award you a certain number of Marketplace Points if you share a song with someone, and later on they buy the song.
This would only be effective if the business model of selling digital songs smarts up a bit. As popular as iTunes is, still many more people are downloading pirated version of the songs, what the music industry has to realize is that the prices must come down significantly, otherwise this whole feature for Microsoft will be just a big joke.