My Thoughts on Technology and Jamaica: Google Music vs the Streaming Horde - Hey Mr DJ, Rihanna gets Hot Wuk

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Google Music vs the Streaming Horde - Hey Mr DJ, Rihanna gets Hot Wuk

When Music, Heav’nly Maid, was young
While yet in early Greece she sung,
The passions of to, hear her shell,
Throng’d around her magic cell

William Collins, The Passions

Google is planning to follow in the footsteps a service that College Students both in the US of A as well as here in Jamaica at the Big Three (3) Universities in Jamaica, the University of the West Indies, University of Technology  and the Northern Caribbean University already uses when collaborating via DropBox!

This as Google is launching Google Music today Tuesday May 10 2011AD, a streaming service that is their answer to Amazon’s Cloud Drive with its associated Amazon Cloud Player Service,  Rihanna's Hey Mr DJ Style!

This article will be short and sweet, as Audia Granston (March 9th 1981 to April 26 2010) was most certainly. I also dedicate it to her memory as she loved music. Especially when it made her take on an expression equivalent to that of a cute if not grotesque beenie baby, Vegas Hot Wuk style!!

Alas, what can I say, Seventh Day Adventist ADORE atheists such a myself, as they take such great joy in trying to convert me to their religion…..only to end up on their knees, mouth agape in fervent Adoration of Phallic symbols!

After all, we have get down on our knees in service, why not later on after Sabbath has ended? People, remind me to write that Book on Courtship Rituals for SDA females!!

Such to is the case of the much rumored Google Music, based on the article “Hey iTunes, here comes Google Music, Spotify”, published January 31, 2011 2:16 PM PST by Greg Sandoval, Media Maverick - CNET News.

After all, in the Music and Movie biz, when it come to streaming content, it is really about who has the bigger balls when facing of with the litigious silver haired RIAA (Recording Industry Artiste Association) and the MPAA (Motion Picture Artiste Association)!

This as stated in the following article:

  1. Unlicensed Google Music arrives tomorrow”, published MAY 9, 2011 5:46 PM PDT by Greg Sandoval, Media Maverick - CNET News
  2. Google reportedly launching online Music Locker Service”, published May 9, 2011 10:40 pm By John Ribeiro, IDG News, PCWorld
  3. Google to launch cloud-based music service”, published May 9, 2011 By Trevor Mogg,  DigitalTrends

I love an article roll call!! And just in time too, as their number of such Cloud-Based Locker services is growing! It will be difficult for Google to stand out in such a crowded field!!!

In a previous my blog article entitled “Amazon Cloud Drive and the Music Industry - Apples, Lions Tigers and Bears” I posited why this service is legit: it’s just a copy of my music files being played over the Internet via a rather cumbersome versions of DropBox. The DCMA (Digital Copyright Millennium Act) already protects users from litigation, as it’s your music, whether or not it’s legal.

Thus your back-up of files (that’s what a MP3 is, mind you!) is yours to haz lo que quieras. Google realizes this and is thus planning to launch their service later today Tuesday May 10 2011AD.

It will be tested among staffers and Honeycomb Developers, the Android OS that is running on the somewhat poorly promoted Motorola Xoom as noted in my Geezam Blog article entitled “Motorola Xoom - 101 on How to Beat the Apple iPad” or in my reference laden blog article entitled “Motorola Xoom vs the Apple iPad 2 - Elizabeth Taylor, All's Well that ends Well

Here’s hoping by then that Apple will have finally gotten their MobileMe act together after Apple CEO Steve jobs allegedly cursed out the MobileMe Team as stated in the article “When Steve Jobs isn't happy, he really isn't happy”, published MAY 7, 2011 3:31 PM PDT by Chris Matyszczyk, Technically Incorrect - CNET News.

Especially as that’s what we though the acquisition of purchased in August 2009 as stated in the articles “Apple buys Lala, entering the streaming music business”, published August 12 2009 12:06 AM, USA Today and the article What Apple's Lala Acquisition may Mean for iTunes”, published December 5, 2009 1:26 PM By Paul Suarez, PC World was all about.

As for me, it’s Spotify all the way!

But I will stick to streaming via DropBox for now, as conceivably, some clever university student could provision such a service on campus as a voter driven radio station in which users upload and stream music on request, with music royalties paid for by advertising. It’s not new, but it’s like Spotify, right?

If Google can blatantly copy Amazon’s Cloud Drive with its associated Amazon Cloud Player Service, a Jamaican-specific service would not be too hard for a local college student to pursue!

With the coming of Broadband Wireless Internet and Google Android and Apple iPhone smartphones gaining traction in Jamaica (as anything else is NOT a smartphone!!) as stated in my blog article entitled “Apple + Android beat Nokia + RIM Globally - Regina Beaver's La Dolce Vita”, the smartphone in Jamaica may just be the Next Radio, Rihanna's Hey Mr DJ Style!

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