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Google signs licensing deals with UMG, Sony Music as it prepares music service

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 14 May 2013 22:06

Google signs licensing deals with UMG, Sony Music as it prepares music service According to The Verge, Google has taken the next step in their plans to launch a subscription streaming music service.
The report says the search giant has signed licensing deals with UMG and Sony Music, the two largest of the Big 4 record labels. The company is said to have signed a similar deal with Warner Music earlier in the year.

Google is expected to unveil the streaming service at this week's I/O conference, and the service will compete with Spotify, Rdio and others.

If accurate, Google will be the first of the tech titans to get in on the unlimited streaming subscription services market. Amazon and Apple are also said to be exploring options.

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