Apr 22 AT 3:13 PM Alberto Vildosola 6 Comments

Google Music brought to you courtesy of Spotify?

According to Cnet, Google is considering using Spotify for its Google Music service. Will Google be buying Spotify or simply partnering with it? Nobody knows, but fingers are crossed for “buying”. Google seems to be having a lot of trouble signing deals with record labels and it’s trying other ways to launch its long-waited music service. The Mountain View-based company wanted to launch the service by the end of last year, then it got delayed to March, and now it looks like Google has hit yet another roadblock with record labels.

Yesterday, AllThingsD reported that Apple had reached an agreement with record label and was almost ready to launch its music streaming service. So why is Google having such a hard time trying to do the same? Well, it might have something to do with that rumor we heard a few months ago. Google plans to make it easy for users to upload all their songs to the cloud and then let them stream, share, or download them at will. Obviously, that idea┬ádidn’t win Google many friends at record labels, who shiver at just the idea of consumers doing whatever they want with their music. Thus, Google Music is stuck on legal red tape because Google wants to make it easy and cheap for people to manage their media.

Via: Gizmodo

Source: Cnet

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  • http://Website Mr_SoloDoelo

    They should’ve worked out something with Amazon. I know amazonMP3 has been my default music player since the cloud drive came out.

    • http://lettersfromdave.wordpress.com daveloft

      What do they need to work out? What difference would it make? Amazon MP3 is already available on Android.

  • http://Website Ryan

    I thought the policy was negotiated deals with the record labels will not be transferred if the company is purchased. That way the record companies can keep screwing people even more.

    • http://droidsamurai.blogspot.com PixelSlave

      That’s probably why the rumor states that Google may be only considering a partnership with Spotify.

      However, Spotify itself is having a hard time reaching an agreement with the studio for the US launch. I wonder how useful a partnership can do for them.

  • http://Website Josh N

    Why not just use Rdio and stop worrying about what Google, Apple, and Spotify are up to? I’ve been using them since last summer and it works great.

  • http://none john corcoran

    I don’t see any free music