Google Music is currently being offered in Beta format to a trial group of users. And those users are slightly disappointed. Simply because they hoped this cloud-based offering would include the ability to purchase music. But, right now, it simply offers what Google offers best: middle-man capabilities.
Although, this doesn’t seem to be what Google had originally intended. In fact, Bloomberg Businessweek claims that Google was prepared to shell out $100 million to the four major music labels for the licenses required to sell their music. The labels didn’t accept.
And now, Google Music Beta is a cloud-storage device for your music collection. Personally, I still think it’s awesome and serving a need that’s long existed. But a game changer, it’s not.