Six months after its launch south of the border, Sunnyvale CA-based Yahoo Inc.’s online music service is now available in Canada.  Unlike other services currently available here, Yahoo Music Unlimited Canada gives users the choice to choose either either pay-per-track downloads or a monthly all-you-can-eat subscription model. The firm has also leveraged some of its existing technologies – most notably its Yahoo Messenger application – to offer additional functionality. "If you and I were conversing back and forth through IM, you’d actually have the ability to see which song I’m listening to," says Kerry Munro, general manager of Yahoo Canada. Yahoo Music Unlimited Canada’s subscription functions much the same way others do: stop paying for the service, and the tracks you’ve saved will eventually be unusable or disappear altogether. A higher price tier is available for those users who wish to load their music onto portable digital media players. The service has been tailored to include a heavier dose of Canadian content than its US counterpart. "We have spent the past few months really brokering deals with both the major record companies in Canada and also a lot of the independent record companies," says Yahoo Canada music content producer Andy West. "We want our service to truly reflect the music community in this country."