Google Music Close To Deals With Music Labels Reports CNET
September 13, 2012 at 3:56 AM (PT)
GOOGLE is "getting closer to obtaining the rights to offer a scan-and-match feature similar to those offered by APPLE and AMAZON, sources tell CNET.
Late last year (NET NEWS 11/17/11), GOOGLE rolled out its competitor to APPLE's iTUNES, that lets people buy songs through their ANDROID devices. But GOOGLE MUSIC was rolled out with deals not in place with with the major music labels.
Now CNET reports "that could change soon. Multiple music industry sources say that GOOGLE has signed licensing deals for its cloud music service with UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP and SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT. EMI MUSIC and WARNER MUSIC GROUP are still in negotiations with managers at GOOGLE PLAY, the service that oversees ANDROID's entertainment offerings, including music. A GOOGLE spokeswoman declined to comment."