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Re: Google Thread
« Reply #350: September 17, 2010, 03:48:12 PM »
http://www.dailytech.com/Google+Music+Details+Leak+25Year+One+Free+Play+Streaming+Anywhere/article19648.htm

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Billboard magazine, one of the oldest and deepest entrenched music magazines, is citing multiple sources as having revealed secret details of Google's upcoming music service.

The new Google Music comes at a price -- $25 a year to be precise -- but it makes Apple's iTunes (in its current implementation) look like a dinosaur.  First the basics; the service will offer direct digital downloads much like Apple.

An album download will reportedly generally cost $7.  Most tracks will cost 70 cents, "superstar tracks" will cost 91 cents, and "catalog tracks" will cost 49 cents.

Your $25 subscription fee comes with a free online music "locker" -- a secure storage site in the cloud – in which you will be able to place your purchases.  From there they can stream your music to any compatible internet connected computer or device. 

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If that feature is not enough to make Apple blush, this will as well -- Google will be offering a one-time full preview, reportedly of every track in its library, similar to what Lala.com did before Apple acquired it, killing the full-length previews.  Full previews certainly outdo iTunes 20 second previews of 4 minute tracks.