Google Music Search
The blogosphere is buzzing right now with the announcement by Google on their new Google Music Search.
No less than 72 related articles are currently in the Google News feed for this announcement. So if you want to spend all night reading about this breaking news, go ahead and click here.
What I’ll tell you is that you can simply watch the video below to get the full scoop on this great new feature that Google has launched.
The MySpace Effect
With the rise of social networks like Facebook and Twitter (I shouldn’t really call Twitter a social network), MySpace has been struggling to get their loyal users to come back.
So MySpace has been trying to find that perfect niche that really defines who they are, what they offer, and what type of content their business model can be built upon. And I believe MySpace has found that niche with music.
And now, with Google Music Search integrating directly with MySpace, this is huge plus for the MySpace initiative. It might even be the golden ticket that MySpace needs to take their traffic graph from “declining” to “inclining” again.
Google Music Search announcement
From the Google blog:
“Today, we’re rolling out a search feature that does just that 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.”