Google tempting Chinese surfers with free music
report maintains that compared to Baidu, Google has not offered high quality legal music downloads, which hurt its popularity. Google will share its advertising revenue with the music labels to make downloads legal and keep artists happy. The brand-new service so far offers 350,000 tracks from Chinese and foreign artists, although this is expected to jump to 1.1 million songs over the next few months.
Artists under the Sony, Warner, EMI and Universal labels will be represented, though no plans to offer a similar service outside of China is planned, according to Google’s greater China president Lee Kai-Fu. Google hopes to attract illegal file downloaders as its service will offer music of higher quality.
Read more: electronista.com