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New Google service – music storage

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Google plans to launch a new service enabling users to upload and store their music collections on the Internet. So, users will be able to listen to their music on Android-equipped smartphones and Tablet PCs, reports The New York Times.

The site will be named Music Beta and will be similar to the service launched by Amazon in March, yet with even larger music storage options. Like Amazon, Google does not collaborate with record labels, so users’ options will be limited. They will be unable to carry out actions requiring a license, for example, sharing songs with friends or buying records from Google.

The current announcement of the new service is surprising, since Google had been trying to negotiate with record companies for several months in order to cooperate in creating a cloud music service.

«A couple of major labels were not as collaborative and frankly were demanding a set of business terms that were unreasonable and did not allow us to build a product or a business on a sustainable business,» explained Jamie Rosenberg, director of digital content for Android. «So we’re not necessarily relying on the partnerships that have proven difficult,» Rosenberg noted.



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  1. Kim says:

    Not a bad idea, except for the lack of music choice.

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  2. S. Fanara says:

    Fcuk the record labels! Music should be made by artists, posted on their own sites and made available to everyone. Then, if a users likes an artist, then those users will support him, her, or them by sending their money directly to the artists! No middle-men leeching required!

    Not only a self running system like that will allow good artist to prosper as they will get the record label monkey off their back, but it will change entirely the crippling and idiotic way in which the licensing system and its outdated rules are being enforced. An enforcement by the way that is all done solely to protect the Record labels’ interests… certainly not that of the artists that the record industry create use and dispose of on regular basis.

    Record labels do not want everyone to become fully aware that in todays connected world of viral videos, facebook, etc there is ABSOLUTELY NO REASON for record labels to exist! They are even more obsolete than the word “record” itself!

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  3. Latesha says:

    A bit surprised it seems to siplme and yet useful.

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