Google Music is a new service from the world’s leading search engine that enables users store up to 20,000 songs in the cloud, sync them across multiple devices, share and enjoy them from anywhere. According to Google’s press release launching the new music service “Google Music is about discovering, purchasing, sharing and enjoying digital music in new, innovative and personalized ways”. Google Music is currently only available in the United States.
Store up to 20,000 songs
Google Music enables users store up to 20,000 songs for free in the cloud. Users can upload their own songs from their existing collection or buy from the Google Music Store that comes with the service. Once you upload or buy music from the Google Music store, the service syncs your music library across all your devices. So you can access your music from any device.
Over 13 million songs on Google Music Store
A core part of the Google Music service is the Google Music store, which is now available at the Android Market. Google has formed partnerships with over 1,000 record labels including Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, EMI, Merge Records, Warp Records, Matador Records, etc offering over 13 million songs.
Some of the songs on Google Music will be free while cost of paid songs will range from 69 cents (N107) to $1.29 (N200). Buyers can purchase with credit card or operator billing if supported on the network. Songs can be bought as singles or full Albums. The Google Music Store will provide reviews of songs and information about artists as well allow you a 90 seconds sample of a song before you make a purchase.
Share your music with friends
Google Music is integrated with Google+ enabling users share songs they purchased through from the Android market with their friends on Google+. According to the launch press release of Google Music, users will have the ability to share a free full play of a purchased song with their friends on Google+. So, your friends can enjoy your music with you.
Make and sell your own music
Google Music incorporates an artist hub, which enables artists create artist pages and upload their original music. The Google Music artist hub comes with features to enable artists publish and sell their songs. The artist sets the price and takes 70% of sales.
Google Music Store at the Android market for devices running Android 2.2 and above. However, the service is still available only in the United State. Google Music will surely make Android smartphones more exciting.
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