Wanted: Digital music exec for Google
Internet giant looks for head of Google MusicGoogle CEO Eric Schmidt himself is spearheading a search for a president of the Internet giant's planned alternative to Apple's iTunes music store that is expected to launch as early as the fourth quarter.
Google has been quietly talking to music label executives about who would be a good fit for the role in a sign that vp of engineering Andy Rubin, who has been leading the project, may not run the music initiative once it launches, the New York Post reported Friday.
Google Music is expected to focus on helping users find and access digital music and later store song collections for access on any platform from any place. The search for a Google Music boss has been going on for several weeks and will focus on executives with a strong digital background, according to the Post. It mentioned former AOL content head Bill Wilson and departing Clear Channel radio executive Evan Harrison as possible candidates.