During Google's I/O conference, the latest projects have been announced. Amazon's recently-launched Cloud Music player has a new competitor. Google Music Beta is testing the concept of an online player. Large music distributors are apparently not very happy about this product launch. Talks to make this player official broke down before launch.
Try out Google Music beta you are your music
Your whole music library can be stored and streamed by the Google Music Beta service. Most devices connected to the internet may have access to the cloud-storage library. While in beta, you are able to store up to 20,000 songs for free. As with most other Google goods, the beta test, at first, is available by invitation only, with preference given to Motorola Xoom tablet owners and attendees at the Google I/O.
Google's music service
Google prepared on a scan-and-match service at first with the beginning product. The idea was that Google would get paid a small payment so that the service could match an individual's library with a global library allowing them to stream music online. Now, beta has launched without the need for licensing saying that Sony Music Group and Universal Music Group were "bottlenecks" in the process.
How the cloud has changed music
Google Music Beta is the second major cloud-based music service to launch in the past few months. In order to make an effort to create a cloud-based service, Amazon Music attempted to get licensing reportedly. Apple is also trying to make use of the cloud. It would have a service comparable to iTunes. Apple seems best-positioned to create a music locker service with the support of major music distributors, but all three services -- Apple, Google and Amazon -- will have to fight for their position in the market.