Now Google get ready to grab for the online music readies
No, The Automatic, it isn’t. It’s Google with their very own music service, as reported by TechCrunch, who quote several anonymous sources that possibly include radio DJ Janice Long, Sir Innocence Kick-Gypsy (the head of the Top 40 singles chart,) Kid Creole, assorted past and present Coconuts and the ghost of Freddie Mercury.
Google are said to be in the advanced stages of securing content from major labels for their musical offering, although TechCrunch are still unsure as to whether it will be a download or streaming-based service. Or maybe both. Or maybe neither. Maybe it’ll incorporate a ‘third way’ where Google pump random tunes into your head against your will as you try to sleep. Can’t see how that would be a hit to be honest.
The online giants launched a music service in China last year which allowed users to search for and download music for free. Somewhat shittily, their new music service will not operate on those terms.
Anyone else want to get into streaming music? Burger King? Halfords? Oxfam? Microsoft?