(TORONTO) – The music lovers in Canada can never imagine how lucky they are. Google is now allowing its Play Music All-Access streaming services in Canada on the special eve of this year’s Canadian Music Week, which is a yearly summit. The concert will be an exclusive extravaganza for music lovers, followed by a business conference focusing primarily on the music industry of the Canadian State.
Earlier, music lovers in Canada were sad when they saw Google launching its Play Music services in US, Europe and Mexico, but not in Canada.
At a preliminary price of USD 7.99 per month (USD 9.99 per month later on), the users will enjoy all-you-can listen access to as many as 25 million songs. In addition to this, digital radio channels with multiple genres and playlists selected by some experts would also be accessible via web stream and offline.
Moreover, the users can not only buy music directly from Google’s online store but can also upload songs or already existing digital music collection (as many as 20,000 songs) in a cloud storage “locker.” Furthermore, Google Plus also allows you to share tracks with your friends.
Online music streaming (compared to listening of purchased digital tracks) via a PC or via gadgets such as smartphones and tablets has developed much in recent years.
The reason why streaming music services have been weary of advancing into Canada is the twin issues of rights and royalties. However, Apple has been leading the digital music dominantly with its iTunes Store since 2003. Moreover, Amazon is found to be working on a music streaming service as well.