I just happened to open up Soundcloud on my iPhone today and was pleasantly surprised to see it’s been optimized my my device. Also, Google Music Beta is too!
I’ve been keeping an eye on this topic. It almost seems too good to be true that Amazon and Google can off their music services without paying for licenses. I have a Google Music Beta account as well as some music on Amazon. Personally, I don’t plan on using either service all that much, since I’m pretty anal about keeping backups of my music collection on separate hard drives. Plus, what happens if I want to listen to my music on an airplane? Or overseas? Give me my 160GB iPod and I’m happy. I guess we’ll have to see how this all shakes out.
Via Ars Technica – Unlicensed: Are Google Music And Amazon Cloud Player Illegal?
I just got my Google Music Beta invitation! I’m uploading music now. I have 12,000+ songs so it’s gonna take a while. I don’t know a lot about the service right now, so I’ll play with it for a while and then review it. Stay tuned!