Messaging Firm Line Buys Microsoft’s MixRadio To Take Its Focus On Music Global

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Last month we reported that Microsoft was considering spinning out MixRadio, but it turns out the music service’s future is with someone else: Japan-based messaging firm Line which just announced an undisclosed deal to buy it.

Line, which has 500 million registered users of which 170 million are active each month,announced a music streaming business in Japan last weekMusically reports that the two services will be separate. Line has partnered with Avex Digital and Sony Music Entertainment for its upcoming Japanese service and now we know it is tapping an existing player to cover its overseas markets.

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