The indie owner, whose distributor is run by one of the majors, says he was contacted and let know that Google Music will launch in the Q4 with major catalog titles first and more "obscure" titles to follow.
Other sources say Google is allegedly hoping to have the store up and running "in weeks" but is having issues signing on at least one major label.
Google's own head of Android Andy Rubin has confirmed that the service will be "coming soon" but could not confirm any of the other questions posed by the sources.
Rubin did say the service will have "a little twist -it will have a little Google in it. It won't just be selling 99 cent tracks."
For now, Google Music is a free cloud locker for unlimited music that allows streaming on mobiles and any computer where you can log in.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 20 Oct 2011 1:18