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Google Signs Deal with Universal, Sony for Streaming Music Service

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Google's yet-to-be-announced music streaming service is unofficially off the ground, according to The Verge.

The internet mega-corporation has inked deals with Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment, which will bring their signed artists to the streaming service, poised as a rival to Spotify, which is expected to be announced at tomorrow's I/O event. The deals would extend to both YouTube and Google Play, which are set to launch their own subscription based services under the umbrella streamer, according to the report.

Google previously signed a deal with Warner Music Group this year.

The Verge reports that "Google's subscription services would resemble Spotify, and offer on-demand songs that would be streamed to their PCs and mobile devices. In contrast, Apple is working on an online radio service that is said to be more akin to Pandora, the top webcaster."

For the original report, head on over to The Verge.


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