How many times your mates will be able to listen to your purchases isn't clear, nor is how long they'll have before the link expires.
Someone from the music industry who's been briefed on Google Music is quoted as the source.
Google is reportedly paying huge advances to music labels to enable this service. Google Music will also allow offline listening, thanks to caching, said the source.
Google Music is in beta in the US at the moment, and we're expecting a UK launch before the end of the year.
Do you think Google has what it takes to compete with Spotify and Facebook? Let us know on our Facebook page.