“Finally here’s an entity with the reach, resources and wherewithal to take on iTunes as a formidable competitor by tying it into search and Android mobile platform,” said a label executive who asked not to be identified. “What you’ll have is a very powerful player in the market that’s good for the music business.” (Posted from Reuters article).
It’s being reported that Google Vice President of Engineering, Andy Rubin, has had talks with music labels about Google’s new music service and what it would look like. Reuters reported that Rubin would like to have the service up and running by Christmas. Well Andy Rubin, we hope you make your deadline. This would truly be both a welcome and relief for many in the digital music world.