For months the rumor mills have been spinning tales of Google Music and the major-label hurdles the service faced (labels fear rampant uploading of pirated music). But Google has pushed forward despite adversity and launched the new music service in beta. It’s a cloud-based music service similar to what Amazon launched just a few weeks ago. Basically, it allows you to store your music online (cloud server) and access it on various devices.

If you have a Gmail address you can request an account here. Currently the service is free, but that may not last. Also, it is currently available ONLY in the US.

Will you use Google or Amazon’s cloud service? Or will you hold out for iTunes to launch something similar?