Google has been talking with digital media executives in an effort to hire someone to head its new music initiative according to Media Memo. The internet giant has yet to finalize a hire.
What will Google Music look like?
Whoever is hired will join veteran music lawyer Elizabeth Moody who was brought in recently to negotiate deals with record labels. YouTube has loaned out general counsel Zahavah Levine and and Android head Andy Rubin is part of the project which will be based on his mobile operating system.
A music in the cloud streaming service is almost certainly part of the overall plan. But given everything that I hear about label negotions between the major labels and Google along with other music serviices, I wouldn't be surprised if only a download store comes first.
But whatever Google launches in the coming months, it will be (a soon to be improved) iTunes' most impactful competitor since Amazon.
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