Thursday, 17 November 2011

Google music store challenges Apple

This Wednesday, Google launched its digital music store, in direct competition with Apple. Apple has such a hold on the market that I think it is going to be extremely difficult for Google to come close to competition, but the future will tell all. One main difference that Google is promoting from Apple is that they are allowing sharing of purchased songs over its social network, Google Plus. The perk is that friends within this network will be able to listen to one another's songs once for free. Google also offers an appealing system to independent artists, not affiliated with record labels, who release their own music. They can pay a one-time $25 fee, which allows them to upload songs, add a bio and artwork to the store, and they are allowed to keep 70% of all sales. For more on this Google music service read this article:

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