Google hopes to have its music downloads store and locker service live by Christmas, according to Reuters. While its article reiterates that Google has yet to finalise licensing deals with any of the major labels, it suggests that the usual roadblocks to such agreements could be swept aside by the industry’s desire to see a viable competitor to Apple. “Finally here’s an entity with the reach, resources and wherewithal to take on iTunes as a formidable competitor by tying it into search and Android mobile platform,” says one (unnamed) label exec. “What you’ll have is a very powerful player in the market that’s good for the music business.” However, another exec points out that Google’s track record in actually “selling stuff” is less proven.Source: Reuters

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