Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) is moving forward with their cloud music service and launching it tomorrow at the I/O conference. What makes their service unique is that they do not have the approval from the major music labels and publishers. Google’s music service will be very similar to the Amazon.com Cloud Player. Talks between Google and the major music labels have not been going very well so the search engine giant decided to launch a reduced version of the music service.
?Unfortunately, a couple of the major labels were less focused on the innovative vision that we put forward, and more interested in in an unreasonable and unsustainable set of business terms,? stated Google Android platform head of digital content and strategy Jamie Rosenberg.
Google’s music service will have the ability to automatically create playlists for users similar to how Apple iTunes uses Genius. And Google will be offering more free storage than Amazon by allowing people to store up to 20,000 songs without a charge. Google Music will be rolled out to all U.S. Google users within weeks of launching.