If you’ve been a long time user of Microsoft’s Zune Music Pass -and really, who isn’t around our neck of the woods, we’ve got some exciting news for you. Zune and it’s music services begin their new life as Xbox Music in about 24 hours.

Along with a rebranded Music Pass for the same $9.99 a month, the new music service from Microsoft will offer ad-supported streaming to Windows 8 devices, and the option to purchase from the now 30 million strong MP3 catalog. We’ve also noticed a lot of talk about your music collection following you from device to device along with playlists and Smart DJ picks.

We are still parsing the press release for any earth-shattering nuggets of news so keep your browser locked on enConnected for the latest. You can also check out video footage of Xbox Music via Microsoft’s PressPass website.