Google Music to be unveiled today

10 May 2011

Google is set to launch its new music service later today at its I/O conference, reportedly without deals signed by major record labels.

According to AllThingsDigital, Google Music will load music that users own into an internet-based server, letting them stream songs over the web and on Android smartphones.

It may also let users automatically create playlists, letting users store 20,000 songs in the cloud for free.

The service was originally going to let users purchase music online but the reports suggest that talks with record labels have been difficult and that Google would rather launch a smaller version of the service as opposed to not launching it at all.

It will reportedly be rolled out in the US in the next few weeks. Google will reveal more information later at its I/O conference.