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Google’s Music Store Reportedly Feature Google+

According to Wall Street Journal, the search giant is looking forward to launch its Music Store in tight integration with its social platform, Google+. The Senior Vice President of Mobile at Google Andy Rubin has already declared that the company will soon announce its new Music Store and that too ‘with a twist’ that will make it distinctive form other services.

The recent report suggests that the search giant is preparing to launch the service in the coming fortnight. With new service, users will be able to suggest tracks in their online music library to their friends in Google+ circle. Moreover, friends will able to listen to the track for free for the first time before being asked to pay the said amount to download the MP3. One can presume to pay about 99 cents for downloading that music file.

As many of you might be aware of the fact that Google is already offering limited music downloads through one of its Google Music blogs. Moreover, Google is also offering 20GB of free storage for MP3 catalog in the Cloud through its Google Music Locker service to its beta users. According to Google, it is trying its best to ink licensing agreement with four big music labels. Some sources said that the talks with EMI are almost successful, but the company is still in negotiations with Sony, Universal and Warner.


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It is also important to note here that the recommendation feature may likely be applied to tracks released by record labels and are under agreement with Google. However, we have also come to know that Sony and Warner Music have expressed their concerns over Google’s Music service. Sony is concerned about Google’s acknowledgement of piracy on YouTube and Android platforms, while Warner thinks that Google offerings are not up to the mark.

Google intentions of integrating its new Music service with Google+ is a clear indication that Google wants its service to be as stronger as Apple’s iTunes and Facebook. Facebook doesn’t have its own music service rather it signed deals with other companies including Spotify and Deezer recently to integrate these services in its platform.

Integration of Spotify with Facebook is disliked by many users as all the new Spotify users need to connect to Facebook account first to use the service. However, company is also working on introducing a new private listening mode to entertain those users who don’t want to share their playlists with others.

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