Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google will launch a new music download store that will interconnect with Google Plus in the next two weeks. Users will have the ability to buy songs for 99-cents each, after listening to it once for free.
The new music store will obviously be based off of Music Beta, which has allowed users to upload 20,000 songs for free as a storage locker. Music Beta doesn’t feature any song purchasing whatsoever. Presumably, when launched next week, Music Beta will turn into Google Music.
Google will interconnect Music with Google+. Users can share tracks with their circles, who can then play the song once for free and then purchase it after for 99-cents, reports WSJ. Interestingly, there was no mention of Music during the Ice Cream Sandwich launch, but we assume some more will be announced on that front..
Music will be Google’s shot of taking a stab at iTunes, a service enjoyed by many which compliments iPhones and iPod touches. Now what if Google also developed a desktop app that would allow syncing for Android devices?
WSJ says that Music will launch in the next few weeks, so stay tuned.