In an ongoing effort to launch a reputable and effective music service with the blessings of most major record labels, it looks like Google is at a stand still. Negotiations with the record labels seems to be moving “backwards” as one reputable blog puts it. Peter Kafko of MediaMemo states it this way:
But others contended that Google has changed its terms in the past few weeks and that has held up negotiations.
With Amazon having just launched their cloud based service, Cloud Drive, Google is in a bit of a time crunch. If Google can’t officially score a deal here with record labels, then it’s possible we could see the search giant launch its own cloud based music service much like Amazon’s, one where users can just upload their own music and stream it from several avenues. That’s not Google’s ultimate goal, as revenue would be less than par compared to a subscription based service like iTunes. But, I guess something is better than nothing right? Only time will tell, but stay tuned because you’ll catch it all here on Talk Android. Let us know what you think in the comments below.