Google launched their Google Music service to the public yesterday (previously in Beta) If you haven’t yet seen it, head over to the link where you’ll be greeted with Google’s trademark bland product tour page.
I’ll explain Google music as you’d hear it if it were an elevator pitch at a typical startup pitch:
“Google Music is going to totally disrupt the music industry. We saw iTunes & the iTunes Music Store, and we saw dropbox… [long pause for effect] and we said ‘hey guys, lets make something totally awesome that puts iTunes and Dropbox together. And so we made Google Music.”
Does this sound familiar?
That’s because Apple launched iTunes Match/iCloud and Amazon have Cloud Drive/Cloud Player
So who at Google was so arrogant, or ignorant, to assume they could arrive late to market, take iTunes & Apple music store head on, and take on the “Cloud Locker” market as well?
Here’s 3 reasons why Google Music will fail, from the perspective of listening to this elevator pitch