October 22, 2010 / 5:25 AM / 9 years ago

Google plans to launch online music service in India: report

BANGALORE (Reuters) - Google Inc plans to launch an online music service in India that would enable users to search for legal music streams and downloads, the Wall Street Journal said.

Google would soon add a music feature in its search service, which will allow users in India to search for songs. The top search results would be from Google’s partners, according to the Journal.

The U.S. web search giant will partner with three digital music providers, who hold rights to hundreds of thousands of Indian tracks — ranging from Bollywood hits to Indian classical music — the Journal said, citing people familiar with the matter.

Google could not immediately be reached for comment by Reuters outside regular U.S. business hours.

Reporting by Sakthi Prasad in Bangalore; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman

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