SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 11 (Xinhua) — Google will launch its new music service next week, U.S. media reported on Friday.
In an emailed invitation, Google said it will hold an event called “These Go to Eleven” next Wednesday in Los Angeles, which is expected to be the debut of Google Music, tech news website The Verge reported.
Google is reported to be adding new features over the current version of its music service, such as a MP3 music store with connection to its social network Google+.
According to a separate report from technology news site CNET on Friday, Google has not yet got licensing deals with all four of the major labels — Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment and EMI.
Google introduced a beta version of its music service called Music Beta in May, enabling users to upload their entire music libraries for free to Google servers and stream songs from any browser or Android-based devices.
Since the search giant failed to come to license agreements with major music labels at the time, Music Beta is essentially a massive cloud storage hard drive.