Google partners up with Warner Music Group

Oct 29, 2012
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In the midst of all the new stuff that Google announced today were some smaller bit of news, but still pretty crucial, especially for music lovers. Google signed a deal with Warner Music Group to bring even more music to the Google Play store. This means that Google is now partnered with all of the major music labels.

Hundreds of artists will now be added to Google Play's already large selection of music, and it'll now include bands and musicians like Green Day, Madonna, Neil Young, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers just to name a few. Google's Andy Rubin says that the company is “now working with all of the major record labels globally, and all the major US magazine publishers, as well as many independent labels, artists and publishers.”

Google also announced that Google Play music is coming to Europe on November 13. Listeners in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain will be able to start listening and buying music from the Google Play store, and they'll also be able to use the free 20,000 song upload limit that other users take advantage of to get their personal music library connected to their Google account.

Warner Music Group controls about 15% of the world’s music, which is certainly a huge chunk considering how much music is actually out there. However, it seems it hasn't been in too much of a hurry to sign deals with various online music services. It was the last label to sign with Google, and it was also the last big record label to sign a deal with Spotify.

[via New York Times]


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