Google Inc. is making a web-based music store to contest with Amazon.com Inc. and Apple Inc., although the company may open up the service with no legal rights to market songs from most of the greatest record labels, reported by people knowledgeable about the matter.
As outlined by these folks, all of the major music firms have held discussions to permit their catalogues to Google for the new online store. But just the smallest, Citigroup Inc.’s EMI Group, is in close proximity to an agreement, according to them. EMI’s artists includes Pink Floyd, Gorillaz, and Katy Perry.
Not one of the three greater music firms is in close proximity to hitting an agreement, however they continue to keep discussions with Google. These companies are Sony Corp.’s Sony Music, Access Industries Inc.’s Warner Music Group and Vivendi SA’s Universal Music Group.
Google is in a competition with opponents Apple and Amazon to make services that incorporate retail sales and remote music storage space, generally known as “cloud” services.
Apple Inc. is attempting to take the lead in this competition with this week’s release of iCloud, in which promises to provide a much more extensive combination of features than Amazon or Google does.