Friday 27 August 2010, 13:04 | By

Google looking for chief for music service


According to the All Things Digital website, Google is busy trying to find someone to run its new much talked about in development digital music service.

There has been speculation that Google will enter the digital music market for years now, but for the last few months it’s seemed more and more likely that something is actually in development. As previously reported, the web giant recently hired the services of legal lady Elizabeth Moody, who has lots of experience in negotiating licensing deals for digital music flim flams.

All Things Digital cite various sources who say Google have been sounding out various digital medi executives in the US about them heading up a gTunes type service, but are yet to actually offer anyone the job. One hopes they don’t go the MySpace route and launch a really shit service before bringing in a chief.

It is still unclear whether Google are going for an iTunes style download service, a Spotify like streaming platform, or a ‘store your MP3s with us’ digital locker type whatnot. Or maybe some sort of hybrid of all three.


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