Google plans on launching an online music service in India. They plan on partnering with three digital content distributors who hold rights to distribute various types of Indian music to bring users a service where they can search for legal music streams and downloads.
Essentially what Google is doing is adding a 'search for legal music' in their regular search service. Now, knowing the way our torrent-happy population works, is there even room for a 'legal' music service, much less, a legal music search service. It is cool that Google is trying to instill the culture of buying legal music by making legal music more accessible. Their main problem, however, will be that the term 'legal' comes with a lot of baggage for consumers. A lot of very expensive baggage.
Publish date: October 22, 2010 11:28 am| Modified date: December 18, 2013 6:50 pm