Google changes tempo of music approach

LOS ANGELES--Here at the epicenter of the entertainment sector, two news reports about Google's digital music plans have the music sector buzzing.

Elizabeth Moody, a well-respected attorney who has negotiated numerous licensing on behalf of Web music services, has joined the search engine, TechCrunch reported on Friday. Another story that appeared Monday in the New York Post says Google is in New York trying to rush a licensing deal through with the Harry Fox Agency.

Google CEO Eric Schmidt (left) shakes hands with Doug Morris, Universal Music Group CEO last December.

(Credit: Greg Sandoval/CNET)

Harry Fox licenses mechanical and digital rights for thousands of publishers. Last month, CNET reported that Google could launch a music service this fall. Google declined to comment for this story.

Launching a music service would be simple if all Google intended to do was offer digital downloads or a subscription service. But Google has more ambitious plans to strike an unprecedented cloud-music licensing deal with the four major record companies, music industry sources told CNET. That is why music industry insiders believe Google went outside for legal help.

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