AllThingsD is reporting that Google’s long awaited Cloud Music Service will be unveiled tomorrow at Google I/O. Reports had previously said Google had loftier intentions with their service (think streaming music) but it looks like the service will be strikingly similar to Amazon’s Cloud Drive. Which is a music ‘locker’ where users can upload songs to the cloud and stream them down to their devices.
One advantage Google will have over Amazon is that they’re expected to launch with 20GB of free storage (as opposed to Amazon’s 5GB). In the process of developing the cloud music service Google ran into some bumps in the road courtesy of record labels. Jamie Rosenberg, who oversees digital content and strategy for Google’s Android platform, said:
“Unfortunately, a couple of the major labels were less focused on the innovative vision that we put forward, and more interested in in an unreasonable and unsustainable set of business terms”
We’ll see what happens tomorrow. [All Things D]
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