Google Music to finally launch next week?

Today is 11.11.11. So naturally Google decided today was the best day to send out invites to the press inviting them to an event with the tag line, "These go to eleven." Yes, the most famous quote from the mockumentary This is Spinal Tab is being used to introduce an event that will actually be held a few days later: Wednesday, November 18. The Verge reports that the announcement is most likely in reference to the long awaited Google Music download service.

Google had previously announced an Internet music service a few months ago, but that service was based on a streaming model. More importantly, Google did not have any agreements with with the major music publishers when Music Beta was launched. Since then, rumors have popped up that the company has been in negotiations with those same music publishers in order to launch its iTunes-like download service.

Google's entry into the music business does kind of feel like a "too little, too late" proposition, considering Apple, Microsoft, and Spotify have all made large dents in the market. One rumor claims that Google's big twist in its music project is allowing user to share music with others for free but with some limits. Will that be enough to get a lot of people to try it out? Stay tuned as we will learn a lot more on Wednesday.

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Google Music updated on my tab yesterday and finally its working. Music is syncing back and forth and streaming to my tab... something that hasn't happened for months. It worked initially for a couple of days then stopped. Fantastic that it's working again.

thealexweb said,
Eh? Microsoft doesn't have a large dent on the music industry at all -.^

Microsoft doesn't have a dent at all, large or small.

alexalex said,

Microsoft doesn't have a dent at all, large or small.


Microsoft has a MASSIVE dent on Music and Entertainment. Google has never had any dent outside of search and never will.

england_fanboy said,

Microsoft has a MASSIVE dent on Music and Entertainment. Google has never had any dent outside of search and never will.

Google is strong in online video and mobile, thwo areas where MS frankly is no where. And music and entertainment? You had to add the entertainment bit on otherwise your argument would just be an obvious lie xD

JohnCallaham
"These go to eleven." Yes, the most famous quote from the mockumentary This is Spinal Tab is being used to introduce an event that will actually be held a few days later
Uhh, Spinal Tap.

"And the all the Google Android Music Store is available with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus on Verizon LTE, going on sale TOMORROW!"

/ Wishful thinking.