We reported last week on speculation that Google is cooling on its plans for a licensed music service. Now well-connected US tech blog All Things Digital is claiming the same thing. “There’s definitely a problem with the Google Music conversations,” says one source, while another suggests that “They’ve gone backwards”. ATD also repeats speculation that Google’s senior execs are considering launching an Amazon-style unlicensed cloud locker service, rather than the more ambitious offering that has been demonstrated to label executives in recent months. If the negotiations are anything like Spotify’s US talks, expect weeks of leaks ahead until they are either concluded or called off.
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