Tech giants, Google and Apple recently fought it out in the mobile arena and now the former is all set to put forth its online music store, possibly a competition to iTunes. According to Wall Street Journal, some sources reveal that Google is officially launching its online music download store today, which will offer songs from three leading music companies. Speculations of Google's online music store planned for India had also surfaced recently. So, Google is ready to step into the music streaming terrain, wherein Apple just launched its iTunes Match and Facebook teamed up with Spotify to provide some private listening for its users.

Google's 'match' to iTunes

Google is expected to tie up with Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group and EMI Music to offer songs just in time for the announcement today. Besides, independent music labels will also form a part of the Google music store, reveal some sources. The launch event will witness performances of pop band, Maroon 5 and rapper Drake. On purchasing songs by shelling out around $1, users can even share free listens with their friends on Google+. Google had also announced its Music Beta, earlier this year.

Google is said to announce its new online music store, this afternoon in Los Angeles. However, there has been no official word from Google.

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