Monday, 21 November 2011

Google Takes On Apple’s ITunes Store And Amazon’s MP3 Store

Giant network Google, has decided to take on Apple’s ITunes and Amazon’s MP3 store with its own digital music store.

This Google Music Store has been designed to cater to the ever-growing Android market, with a number of books, movies and apps.  However, currently, it is available in the US only.

The prices of the songs being sold by the Google digital store are being sold for 99 cents to $1.29 each – with each song including info about the artists, as well as reviews from listeners.

All the songs purchased by a user will be immediately placed in a music storage locker – for free.  This digital locker has the capacity of storing up to 20,000 songs which can be easily accessed by its owner, at anytime he wants to.

Although the said store may be a little similar with the competition, there are certain aspects which differentiate it though.  One is its Google+ sharing feature, which allows the buyer to share the song to his friends – and the latter can listen to the entire song one time for free.

Another feature of this new store is the artist hubs feature – which allows an artist to sell his or her own music (with the proper rights) via dedicated pages.  The artist will be the one to decide the price he wants for downloading his music – in fact, he can even opt to share them to the world for free.

With Google’s foray into music, many are expecting more.  But one thing is for sure though – and this is that the Google Music Store has made the industry even better.


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