Posted by DAM on November 17, 2011 in Uncategorized | Short Link
In the event in Los Angeles, Google unveiled its digital music store update, called Google Music, music will start selling online immediately catalogs of EMI Group, Sony Music and Universal Music. A list of independent record labels have also signed. Warner Music is not yet on board.
The search giant has also reached an agreement with studies that allow music purchases to be shared through Google + social network. People can share entire albums with Google + with friends.
“Recommendations from friends are the main way that people discover new music. And we believe that this social function has the potential to really change the purchasing behavior,” said Zahava Levine, director of Google content partnerships.
The songs will be available from 99 cents and will include access to a library of 8 million shares and finally 13 million.
At the top of Google in digital music sales volume increases in the battle with Apple and Amazon. The three branches are digital zero for $ 6.8 billion in online music sales, planned for 2012 by the research firm Gartner.
Google’s move was a necessary social component to help you get out of the subscription music market, analysts said.
“There must be an integration with Google, ‘” said Danielle Levitas, an analyst at IDC. He will have to be “attractive place their music on iTunes.” But he warned that the adoption of Google +, in general, be limited to “true geeks” silent delivery.
The capture of Apple’s dominant iTunes will not be easy. Since its launch in 2003, the service has become the de facto standard for ease of use. This position was consolidated by Apple and more than 250 million IOS-based devices that now include iPods, iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch.
Apple Store music and match icloud iTunes service that allows people to easily manage music across devices will only make customers more loyal, or “locked,” said analysts.
However, Google has reached over 200 million activations of Android based smartphones. And the rapid growth of mobile operating system has doubled worldwide position a year ago, holding a staggering 52.5% of the smartphone market in the third quarter. Meanwhile, the No. 3 Apple iOS just under 15% market share of 16.6% a year ago, according to Gartner.
Google Music is now available for purchase from Market.Android.com. The music is coming to Google Android and tablet “in the coming days,” and requires the latest version of Android 2.2 and Android Market, App
Google says it automatically synchronizes “your entire music library” on all wireless devices. People should take the Music Manager and will be able to add their songs from iTunes, Windows Media Player or other folders. Users get free space to store up to 20,000 tracks on the service.
Google also said that artists can create a page group’s $ 25 of Google Music. Artists can sell their music in the Google Music, owns 70% of sales.
Google has announced partnerships with more than 1000 independent recording studios.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos wants more digital music sales. Cloud Society provides 5 GB hard drive free space to store music to the devices. To encourage users, Amazon has tried to undermine celebrity prices iTunes, even selling at a loss. Kindle fire $ 199 platform, which recently sold, is to continue with their media sales ambitions. At the top of Google, however, could complicate efforts.
“Google is simply to compete with Amazon for second place in the U.S. market of digital music,” said Arash Amel IHS Screen Digest analyst.
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