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Google will launch Music without Warner and Sony?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 12 Nov 2011 19:24

Google will launch Music without Warner and Sony? Google is expected to launch the Music service on Wednesday.
At a press event in California, Google is expected to add downloading to its cloud-based music service along side new social networking features.

However, it appears that Google was never able to get deals in place with Sony Music or Warner Music Group, the 2nd and 3rd largest labels on the planet.

Universal Music Group has signed a licensing agreement, and it is unclear whether EMI will join.

Talks between the labels and Google are ongoing, however.

One sticking point is the labels want the app "MP3 Download Pro" to be removed from the Android Market as it encourages piracy on Android devices. The app has been downloaded over a million times.

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