Google Plans To Launch New Music Service

Google set to take on iTunes

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Google is planning to launch a mobile music download service that would allow users to access songs wherever they have access to an Internet connection.

Google-Music According to Reuters, Google has been in discussions with the major labels about reaching licensing agreements.  Google has not yet signed any licensing deals but the major labels are reportedly interested in seeing a competitor to Apple’s iTunes launch.

"Finally here’s an entity with the reach, resources and wherewithal to take on iTunes as a formidable competitor by tying it into search and Android mobile platform," said a label executive who asked not to be identified.

"What you’ll have is a very powerful player in the market that’s good for the music business."

Andy Rubin, Google vice president of engineering hopes to have the music service launched by Christmas, according to “people familiar with the matter.”

“We’re cautiously optimistic because Google has great scale and reach but doesn’t have a track record in selling stuff," said another label executive who declined to be named as the talks are still ongoing.

Google Plans To Launch New Music Service
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  • http://iphone4insurance.org.uk Bryan

    Great news for Google same with the costumers. Good that there will be easy access towards music and all that. Music is the language of our souls and it is very influential to all people from all walks of life. Thanks for the wonderful post. Looking forward for it.

  • Guest

    Bull. Amazon already has a much better service than iTunes, and guess what — no DRM protections on their music files.

    I’m so goddamn sick of watching Google, Apple, Microsoft and Facebook take turns playing catch-up/Johnny-come-lately with one another. And then to watch one CEO leave and go to another company, watch another marketing director do the same, etc… It’s sickeningly similar to government — one president’s chief of staff was the other president’s secretary of defense, and his vice president was the head of the Federal Reserve before that…

    All just one big scam and one big company masquerading as separate entities with the sole intention of creating an illusion of a balance of power… or in the corporate sense, an illusion of consumer choice.

  • http://www.digitalfodder.com Phil | Digital Fodder

    Interesting, it’ll be good to have a more competitive market and hopefully beneficial to consumers with pricing if Google can undercut the iTunes service.

  • http://iphone4insurance.net Tracys iPhone

    I would love to download music to my iPhone from Google, so much more trust from them with better pricing!

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