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This article was published on May 21, 2013


Microsoft’s new TV project: The Music Room on Xbox, a user-driven show

Microsoft’s new TV project: The Music Room on Xbox, a user-driven show
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Microsoft’s efforts to create in-house content for its Xbox ecosystem appears to be ticking right along. News recently broke that Microsoft intends to release a two-part show for Xbox Live subscribers that will see them having a hand in its ending.

The musically-focused The Music Room will allow for user feedback. Or, as Edge reports, polling will help guide the show’s finale. Given that the series will be short, the feedback loop will be short indeed. Engadget likens it to a musical “choose-your-own-adventure.”

Laura Jackson will host the show, and Carl Barat, formerly of the Libertines, will be a guest. Performers are said to include Swim Deep, and Everything Everything. If those names are not familiar to you, fret not, the show is likely not intended for you or me.

The trailer is odd, in that the audio recording of the host’s voice is a bit raw. Whatever the case, the show kicks off on Wednesday, May 29. Microsoft is making a bid to release content of its own making for Xbox; it needs to lock in subscribers, and thus revenue and market share.

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Top Image Credit: Futurilla

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