There’s pleasant news for music lovers worldwide. Google Music, which launched in Beta last May only in the US will now be accessible to music lovers all over the world. Google Music aims to help users discover, buy, listen, organize and share digital music on your PC or Android device (2.2 and up). Over 13 million songs will be integrated with the Android market by virtue of Google Music Store for users to access.
Tracks in the music library including playlists that you create on your phone will be automatically synced across all your devices such as your PC or tablet as soon as you buy or create them. You can even import playlists from iTunes and can store up to 20,000 songs for free on Google Cloud making it possible for you to stream songs whenever you wish. You can even listen to songs when you’re offline.
Initially Google Music will offer one free song for download. Music tracks in the Google Music store are priced between 69c to 1.29c. Additionally, users who purchase tracks can share them with their Google Plus circles for free, making Google Music a completely social experience.
Although Google has collaborated to offer tracks from Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, EMI and other prominent labels, the fact that the popular Warner Music soundtracks are not yet part of the services may leave users a bit frustrated, initially.
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However, Google is offering some juicy free downloads in the coming days and months. There’s the Rolling Stones live concert album Brussels Affair (Live, 1973), with a free single, Dancing with Mr. D, a free live recording of Coldplay’s Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall”, a five-track live EP from their recent concert in Madrid and a remix of “Paradise” by Tiësto, the first single off Busta Rhyme’s upcoming album titled Why Stop Now (feat. Chris Brown), Shakira’s live EP from her Paris concert including a new single, “Je L’Aime à Mourir” , Pearl Jam’s live album from their 9/11/11 concert, free albums from the Dave Matthews Band that includes new stuff from Live On Lakeside, and Tiësto ‘s “What Can We Do?” (feat. Anastacia).
Google Music Recognition for Artists
Google is offering an exclusive area for independent artists called The Artist Hub where upcoming artists who have the required rights can build a page, upload and sell their music directly to users. Artists are expected to pat $25 for creating their exclusive pages and can retain 70% of all revenue from the sales.
Although Google appears to be the last of the giants to enter the music scene, their exciting offering of free music, free storage space, easy access through the Android market and artist hub features are sure to have them hitting the top spot pretty soon. So keep your eyes open for the launch in your country.