MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA (Hypebot) – Google has hired well known music attorney Elizabeth Moody to negotiate with record labels, music publishers and other rights holders for a planned Google Music service.
Sources close to recent negotiations with the label groups concerning similar music streaming services say that each of the four major labels are voicing different concerns making uniform – and profitable – deals difficult.
“This is a really big deal," a former Moody client told TechCrunch. "She and (her law partner) Fred did everyones deal. That is a great hire for Google. The flipside is that I interpret this as another nail in the coffin for music startups…”