Google takes Chinese Market of Music Downloads
Since Apple has yet to step into the Chinese Market of over-the-net music downloads, Google is busy filling its place in the infant industry of legal music downloads. Apparently, over 99% of all music file transactions over the net are illegal so it will be interesting to see how this plays out. Motomusic.com.cn already has a franchise in the Chinese market and has claimed to have “sold over 2.5 million songs and ringtones”. 2.5 million doesn’t seem like a lot considering that a 12-year-old with Comcast could best that in a matter of weeks but it is a large step into the legal music industry in China. Google’s system allows users to preview music or download sample parts much like Itunes.