From Microsoft:

Windows and Live Nation announced they have teamed up to offer a new and simple way of connecting music fans with the music and artists they love most – a new online community know as Section 7.  Windows 7 Section 7 offers music lovers a host of insider benefits, including exclusive ticket buying options, discounts and opportunities to meet their favorite artists, fan clubs, great deals on tickets, merchandise and more. It also features a unique Daily Offer every weekday that connects fans with great deals to concert tickets and merchandise from their favorite artists. In the first few weeks, members will be able to access the following offers:

$7 concert tickets from Live Nation artists such as 311, Switchfoot, Flogging Molly and Jacks Mannequin

$7 merchandise from artists such as Kings of Leon, Shakira, Incubus, Madonna, Interpol, Jay-Z

In addition, the first 37,000 people who sign up for Section 7 will receive a special reward - a voucher for a free pair of tickets to a concert at a Live Nation club or theater.

Section 7 also makes it easy for members to share the Daily Offers with friends through social media. Windows 7 Section 7 lets fans receive the Daily Offer however they choose, including a downloadable Windows gadget, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, and email.  Registration is simple, fans just go to www.MySection7.com, enter your name, email, zip code, and password, and you're in!

Section 7 is just one example of how Microsoft is working with its partners to simplify the things consumers do most – in this case, learning about their favorite artists, live music opportunities, merchandise and exclusive offers. Together, the two companies will simplify the live music experience, bringing fans closer to the artists and content they want in one place.