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New at Google - a 'Search For Music' Onebox Service

 9:42 am on Oct 29, 2009 (gmt 0)

Google Search For Music [googleblog.blogspot.com]
....by enabling you to search and more easily discover millions of songs, all via a simple Google web search. If you're searching for music, "time to result" is really "time to music." Now, when you enter a music-related query like the name of a song, artist or album your search results will include links to an audio preview of those songs provided by our music search partners MySpace (which just acquired iLike) or Lala. When you click the result you'll be able to listen to an audio preview of the song directly from one of those partners. For example, if I search for [21st century breakdown], the first results provide links to songs from Green Day's new album. MySpace and Lala also provide links to purchase the full song.



 10:20 am on Oct 29, 2009 (gmt 0)

Search giant Google has entered the online music market with a new service for finding and buying music online.

OneBox is an alliance with music sites Lala and MySpace-owned iLike.


[edited by: tedster at 12:27 pm (utc) on Oct. 29, 2009]
[edit reason] moved from another location [/edit]


 12:14 pm on Oct 29, 2009 (gmt 0)

The announcement from Google includes a video demo and screenshots, in case you're outside the US or it hasn't yet rolled out in your area. Also note there are three other partners involved in the offering:

...discover music you'll like, even if you can't tell it what exactly you want to hear. We've partnered with Pandora, imeem and Rhapsody to include links to their sites where you can discover music related to your queries as well.

[edited by: tedster at 1:03 pm (utc) on Oct. 29, 2009]


 12:58 pm on Oct 29, 2009 (gmt 0)

No Grooveshark?

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