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Obvious alert: Record labels angry at Google over Google Music launch

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 12 May 2011 12:11 User comments (4)

Obvious alert: Record labels angry at Google over Google Music launch As reported this week, Google has launched the beta of their Google Music cloud service.
To nobody's surprise, the record labels are not happy, since Google decided to launch without any licensing deals in place.

The record labels gave Amazon the same angry treatment when they launched their CloudDrive last month.

Google Music lets users upload their music to an online server which can be played back in a Web browser or via a native Android app. In beta, the service is free but will eventually cost money.

It appears the negotiations between the labels and Google failed because the labels kept trying to raise rates and even tried to get Google to sign off on blocking "piracy sites" from Google searches.

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4 user comments

112.5.2011 15:11

Lol nice title

212.5.2011 17:02

ha ha after trying to push for more and more money they now have none ...lmfao

312.5.2011 18:37

The music industry is begging to be Sony(ed) (pronounced So need) (Patent pending)

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 12 May 2011 @ 18:38

415.5.2011 20:36

Hmm... The music labels are trying to monitize another groups efforts at innovation. I guess they think they can treat *everyone* like they treat their artists. Who woulda thought?

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