Google China is set to launch an MP3 search feature this month, according Sina.com. Google China is reportedly in talks with a number of record labels over copyright, distribution and profit-sharing agreements. Chinese music search and download site, top100.cn, is likely to partner with Google China, according to Sina.com.
With its new MP3 search feature, Google China would compete directly with Baidu, which accounts for 30% of MP3 search traffic in China. Although it dominates the Chinese market, Baidu has had difficulty negotiating copyright agreements with record labels.
Google does not yet provide MP3 search in any other market.