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Google Music is coming

David [PersonRank 0]

Wednesday, October 21, 2009
14 years ago4,233 views

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Books, videos, music... Does Google really want to be hated by all rightsholders?

dpneal [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Maybe to start with. But I think a lot of major content owners are seeing the value of YouTube at last, and music has been a success in China with the big labels. So hopefully this will kick start the new music model. Hope it doesn't knock down Spotify though.

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

[put at-character here]TOMHTML: I don't think you read the linked article, which suggests that Google is doing deals with "rightsholders".

If Google is smart, they will turn this into "iTunes for Android and everything else". All I ask for is a checkbox which says "show freely-redistributable content only".

Zim [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

I'd love to be able to choose songs from a "store" to use them with the proper rights in my videos at YouTube. [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Google Music Service: The Screenshots

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

justinf [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Hyped overnight as a Google 'Music Service', what we see instead is set to be the most underwhelming launch in a long history of label-backed music flops. It's barely a 'service' – merely a sorry widget that yokes a DRM-crippled version of LaLa's already unpopular streaming offering with unsold Adwords inventory.

Instead of a text ad, a search for a music related keyword will show a widget. This allows you to listen to the song, according to Business Week – but only once. After that you pay to hear the stream at 10c a play.

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