'Music Beta' will be unveiled in San Francisco this afternoon
Google is set to launch its digital music service today (10 May).
According to technology news website Zdnet.com, the service will be premiered at the company’s I/O Developer Conference in San Francisco this afternoon.
Zahavah Levine, one of the Google executives in charge of the project said of the launch: “We’re launching a beta service called Music Beta by Google that lets users upload their personal music libraries to their own account on Google‘s servers.”
Levine added that users would able to “access those libraries anytime or anywhere from web-connected devices.” She had previously confirmed that Google is in negotiations with at least four major records labels for use with the service. No deals have been announced so far.
The launch today will be of an unlicensed ‘test version’ of the software, with formal licensing yet to be secured. It was reported in September that the technological giant was looking to charge $25 (£16) a year to use it service.