Google plots subscription service but faces BPI action

The Wall Street Journal has reported that Google is planning an a la carte music service tied into to its search results later this year. This could be followed by a cloud-based subscription streaming service at some point next year.

The WSJ says that "proposals are still vague [...] and it's unclear whether it has struck any deals with record labels so far". The proposed music strategy could also link into Android, Google's own operating system for mobile.

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