Google Music launches today

Google’s I/O conference takes off later today and we’re busy sorting through the rumours: here’s another

Amazon Cloud Player, watch your back. Google Music will be launched at the Google I/O conference, which starts today. The Big G makes its play for a portion of the lucrative download market with the ability to upload 20,000 of your own songs for free, plus around ten times the free storage you’ll get from Amazon, which only offers 5GB. Sadly, licensing means you won’t be able to buy music yet – though AllThingsD reports that it’ll be rolled out to US customers “within weeks.” Google also promises features you won’t get from Amazon, like a service that makes you playlists. When Apple puts iTunes in the cloud next month, we'll be spoilt for choice.

See our Google Music rumours from 2009

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