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Google Launches Google Music

Zonk posted more than 8 years ago | from the next-post-to-cover-riaa-suit-against-google dept.

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George Meyson writes "Google has launched a new service known as Google Music that will allow a person to search fast links to song lyrics, musical artists and CD titles on the main search results page. The user can type in the name of a band, artist, album or song in the main Google search bar special, and results will appear at the top, accompanied by icons of music notes. Items that can be purchased will have links to merchants for online ordering or downloading. Initial merchant partners include Apple Computer's iTunes service, RealNetworks Rhapsody, eMusic and Amazon.com." From the Google Blog: "A few of us decided to try to make the information you get for these searches even better, so we created a music search feature. Now you can search for a popular artist name, like the Beatles or the Pixies, and often Google will show some information about that artist, like cover art, reviews, and links to stores where you can download the track or buy a CD via a link at the top of your web search results page."

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Will this be anything like Google Scholar... (1, Offtopic)

metternich (888601) | more than 8 years ago | (#14271976)

With both links to the journals where you can buy the articles and the professor's websites where you can read them for free?

Re:Will this be anything like Google Scholar... (1)

radicalskeptic (644346) | more than 8 years ago | (#14272086)

I'm guessing it'll be more like All The Web [alltheweb.com]'s music search. It returns links to pages with any type of music media (.rm, .mp3, even .mid) containing or linked to the keywords you search for.

Does a really good job, too. Last night I finally started practicing for my conducting final (which is in about 10 minutes) and ATW saved my ass by finding me several recordings [alltheweb.com] of the song I needed to study.

Re:Will this be anything like Google Scholar... (1)

Entropius (188861) | more than 8 years ago | (#14272332)

Eew. You have to conduct Ravel for your final?

Good luck, if it's anything like the Ravel stuff I know: random notes and parts, crazy frilly runs, no clear direction to the music, and everyone off doing their own thing.

(Not a fan of Impressionism. :) )

Coolness (5, Interesting)

voice_of_all_reason (926702) | more than 8 years ago | (#14271980)

Hasn't the RIAA issued cease-and-decist letters to lyric websites before?

Their response will certainly be interesting. Do I detect a brawl of the titans coming?

Re:Coolness (4, Insightful)

garcia (6573) | more than 8 years ago | (#14272003)

Hasn't the RIAA issued cease-and-decist letters to lyric websites before?

Yeah, along with any number of other sites. What does that have to do with providing links (automatically) to these sites? Are you saying that Google should be liable for the content they link to?

Re:Coolness (5, Insightful)

El_Servas (672868) | more than 8 years ago | (#14272062)

Not directly, but you know how it is.

They will say that Google is facilitating copyright infringement by providing those links.

I just tested and it really is very easy to find the lyrics (well.. easier than before. :)).

Re:Coolness (1)

tommers (893816) | more than 8 years ago | (#14272137)

How is it easier? I can't seem to find any reference to lyrics in the new feature, even though the press release mentions them?

I also don't see any reference to lyrics on Yahoo Audio Search. I'm not sure if they were there before, but I wouldn't be surprised if they were both pressured not to provide them recently.

Re:Coolness (2, Interesting)

El_Servas (672868) | more than 8 years ago | (#14272191)

I searched for an artist, then i drilled down for an album i liked, then the tracks of that album are displayed, and if you click in one of them, a snippet of the lyrics appears, along with the lyrics link(s).

Re:Coolness (1)

tommers (893816) | more than 8 years ago | (#14272219)

Thanks, just discovered it too.

I agree it does make finding lyrics easier, so I guess the NMPA will have to send a message by putting Larry and Sergey in jail.

Re:Coolness (4, Informative)

aero2600-5 (797736) | more than 8 years ago | (#14272064)

It is possible for a court to issue an injunction preventing Google from linking to any particular website. In the MPAA vs 2600 case, the court issued an injunction against 2600 stating that it was illegal for 2600 to link to the DeCSS code. Not that I agree with this, but it's been done before.

Aero

Re:Coolness (2, Interesting)

voice_of_all_reason (926702) | more than 8 years ago | (#14272110)

What does that have to do with providing links (automatically) to these sites?

The same thing that allows them to sue bittorrent hubs for providing links to get pirated material.

Are you saying that Google should be liable for the content they link to?

Nope, but Google might decide to do it anyway to avoid problems. Not sure which search engine, but one of them certainly censors results for chinese surfers at the request of the their government. And don't all German ISPs have to filter out nazi sites?

It all depends on what the content is. Try making a link site to illegal porn and see how fast you end up in a pound-me-in-the-ass prison, regardless of whether or not what you did is illegal.

Re:Coolness (0)

jandrese (485) | more than 8 years ago | (#14272136)

Yeah, Google is just trying to be sued apparently.

Re:Coolness (5, Informative)

IAmTheDave (746256) | more than 8 years ago | (#14272268)

Yeah, Google is just trying to be sued apparently.

Google may very well be the greatest of the "little people" advocates out there. They are one of the 800 lb gorillas on the block, yet unlike RIAA/MPAA/Apple/MS etc. who sue individuals, they are working constantly to get sued so that they can help set precedent.

This is just the latest in a long line. Google Print, for instance. Googe Images. Google News. All have attracted lawsuits. No suit has resulted in much of a change of service. Google, here, is standing up for everyone's rights, and I gotta say I'm impressed. I know it's dangerous to put any sort of faith for "doing the right thing" in any for-profit agency, but I gotta tell you, Google's track record thus far has been pretty good.

Re:Coolness (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14272230)

Hasn't the RIAA issued cease-and-decist letters to lyric websites before?

Yes, this should help the RIAA find more websites to sent C&D letters to.
May even help them sue more people.

Win-win!

Did you even use this? (1)

emptycorp (908368) | more than 8 years ago | (#14272375)

If you actually do a search on google for an artist name, all that shows up is a link for more information. After getting there it offers information on albums and other things. Dig a little deeper and you can find links to lyrics sites. Google is not providing lyrics, just links to them. There is nothing wrong or even illegal about linking to a website.

Brawl of the titans? Not likely.

Re:Coolness (1)

nwbvt (768631) | more than 8 years ago | (#14272381)

Even if they provided links directly to the music itself, Google couldn't be sued (assuming they took some reasonable preventive steps when they learn about the infringement) thanks to a provision in the DMCA. Just no one knows about it since a provision protecting service providers would hurt the DMCA's image as being an evil bill.

Re:Coolness (2, Insightful)

generic-man (33649) | more than 8 years ago | (#14272382)

I think the RIAA will love this. Most of the links that "Google Music" sends you are to buy brand-new CDs of the artist you searched for, putting plenty of money in the RIAA's hands.

I thought they were suing lyric sites? (-1, Redundant)

waynemr (739548) | more than 8 years ago | (#14271981)

I wonder if Google will get sued over this the same way they are getting sued over the whole book-searching service?

The RIAA will not like this (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14271985)

Do multiple searches, and you could string enough icons of music notes together to get a free song.

I'm not a fan... (4, Interesting)

garcia (6573) | more than 8 years ago | (#14271987)

I guess I'm set in my ways and all but I'm just not a fan of this. I realize Google has to make money and this is one way of doing it but I'd rather just enter the name of a band or part of a song and find out the lyrics, cover art, etc the old fashioned way... With the great results Google used to return.

Now, with this, I'm going to be inundated with more advertisements. I already knew that I could go to iTMS, Amazon.com, allofmp3, etc to get my music after I found what I was looking for. Why do I need Google to tell me?

I was raving about GMail, Google Maps, in the past but with the last two "additions" which were Web Clips in GMail and now this, I just can't say I'm impressed. It was fine the way it was.

Re:I'm not a fan... (1)

Peldor (639336) | more than 8 years ago | (#14272087)

We're not far from page 2 of Google results being the first page that has actual results. Page 1 will just be links to buy the CD/DVD/Book/EBook/MP3/Flamethrower/Placemat of your search term.

Google, the search for more money!

Comparison shopping (1)

op12 (830015) | more than 8 years ago | (#14272092)

I too thought this isn't all that useful. I can already do all they offer on Amazon, plus listen to a clip of the songs on most albums. One nice benefit: they list the prices for several stores for those who like to buy the physical album. (Under "Buy Album" you have to hit the "Show all stores" link.

Re:Comparison shopping (1)

op12 (830015) | more than 8 years ago | (#14272184)

And on a related note, when will they let you compare prices on DVDs [zuchinis.net]?

The preceding is a plug. If you don't like it, you don't have to click it :) Really though, with this music search, movie search would be the next logical step for Google. They could do price comparisons and link to online retailers. The only question is: with all that Google is doing with Purchases, are they eventually out to get imdb and amazon?

Re:I'm not a fan... (1)

AKAImBatman (238306) | more than 8 years ago | (#14272116)

I think it's a nice idea. I can't count how many times I've had a snippet of a song stuck in my head, but I didn't know what the song was. I always turn to Google first to find the song, then iTunes second to purchase it. Now I can do both at the same time. ;-)

That being said, this tool still needs some serious work. My last search for a song was for "Desert Rose" by Sting. I typed "Desert Rose" into the search bar and didn't see any ads. Sting works, but that wouldn't have helped me any. Even ["dream of love" lyrics] (the search I originally used) didn't produce any results.

Soo... keep working on it Google.

Re:I'm not a fan... (4, Funny)

boarder8925 (714555) | more than 8 years ago | (#14272130)

I just can't say I'm impressed. It was fine the way it was.
Because of the above, your geek license has been revoked. Please turn it in at the nearest Licensing office and remain in the lobby for further processing.

Thank you,
Slashdot Dept. of Licensing Offices

Re:I'm not a fan... (1)

jacen_sunstrider (797955) | more than 8 years ago | (#14272156)

This isn't advertisement, it's something like the calculator function. It'll return the top hits of the lyrics/whateveryousearch in a small blurb at the top, and a link to show all the results for those lyrics...and...I see the adveritising in there. You may have a small point. However, it does seem rather unobtrusive to me, but you could label me googlefanboy and not be wrong :|

As for the Web Clips, those definitely are not advertisements, lest they're in the guise of Slashvertisements or their kin; It's simply an RSS aggregator that you can turn off quite easily in the preferences. I know, maybe they intruded slightly by turning it on with its launch, but don't you like to show off your new toys when you get them?

Re:I'm not a fan... (2)

garcia (6573) | more than 8 years ago | (#14272167)

As for the Web Clips, those definitely are not advertisements, lest they're in the guise of Slashvertisements or their kin; It's simply an RSS aggregator that you can turn off quite easily in the preferences. I know, maybe they intruded slightly by turning it on with its launch, but don't you like to show off your new toys when you get them?

I didn't imply that they were ads. I merely stated that I was unimpressed with their existence.

Re:I'm not a fan... (1)

mstra (38238) | more than 8 years ago | (#14272274)

Not really. If you try it, you'll see that it doesn't really interfere with the "regular" search results. When I searched for "Bruce Springsteen", the only "new" thing was one search result at the top with a picture, and a link for "more music results for bruce springsteen.

This is no more intrusive than the movie search stuff was.

Re:I'm not a fan... (1)

b4k3d b34nz (900066) | more than 8 years ago | (#14272287)

I would hardly call a picture of the band, a list of albums and songs, and links to where you can buy those songs inundation with advertisements. It's like typing a math equation into the search box. Yeah, you may be looking for sites that contain the text "2+2", but you probably just wanted the answer.

Also, the results are still there, just like always. On a side note, I find Web Clips much less annoying than the inline text ads they used to have.

Re:I'm not a fan... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14272335)

>>Now, with this, I'm going to be inundated with more advertisements. I already knew that I could go to iTMS, Amazon.com, allofmp3, etc to get my music after I found what I was looking for. Why do I need Google to tell me?

Google is not telling you. its making it easy for you to do it, smartass. And your old fashied search results are not going to be affected by this. Nobody is preventing you from searching it the old way. Google does not directly take you to their music search page, if you search directly on www.google.com. The onus is on you to click on their first link in the result page to go to music specific search.

Talk about smaller id!

The Pixies? (1)

w.p.richardson (218394) | more than 8 years ago | (#14271990)

The Pixies are popular? I had no idea...

Do they even exist anymore? I thought Frank Black rode his hovercraft off into the sunset.

Re:The Pixies? (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14272018)

Who the fuck are The Pixies?

If they're so popular, why hasn't anyone ever heard of them?

Re:The Pixies? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14272174)

Remember the song they played at the closing credits of Fight Club? That was them.

They also did a bunch of songs that Nirvana ripped off.

Re:The Pixies? (1)

Kazzahdrane (882423) | more than 8 years ago | (#14272063)

Not sure if your post was sarcasm or not, so thought I'd let you know that my friend saw the Pixies here in Scotland in...August I think.

Re:The Pixies? (1)

RingDev (879105) | more than 8 years ago | (#14272120)

My Wife caught the Pixies in Chicago last spring, I was stuck home baby sitting :(

-Rick

Re:The Pixies? (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14272259)

My Wife caught the Pixies...

I'm sure there is some kind of ointment that will take care of that.

Re:The Pixies? (1)

spac3manspiff (839454) | more than 8 years ago | (#14272223)

They're Radiohead's first born child.

Re:The Pixies? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14272357)

Except that the Pixies pre-date Radiohead by three years.

Much better band than those Brit wankers to begin with...

Gee ... no Yahoo Music Unlimited? (5, Informative)

LaughingCoder (914424) | more than 8 years ago | (#14271991)

Apple Computer's iTunes service, RealNetworks Rhapsody, eMusic and Amazon.com

I wonder why Yahoo Music Unlimited (the best deal around) isn't in the list. :-)

Re:Gee ... no Yahoo Music Unlimited? (1)

tommers (893816) | more than 8 years ago | (#14272078)

With a list of ten items, most of which are redundant, I guess they figured that linking to the lowest-priced service would "clutter" up the results.

It seems since they are rotating in and out results, they should be rotating in and out services (so rotate Napster and YME with Rhapsody, etc).

Re:Gee ... no Yahoo Music Unlimited? (1)

vidarh (309115) | more than 8 years ago | (#14272088)

If you want YMU links, search on audio.search.yahoo.com [yahoo.com] instead... It provides links to a huge number of competing services as well.

(disclaimer: I work at Yahoo)

Re:Gee ... no Yahoo Music Unlimited? (0, Flamebait)

cagliost (794083) | more than 8 years ago | (#14272359)

Yahoo Music Unlimited isn't the best deal around. AllOfMP3.com offer legal, DRM-free downloads at 0.02 USD per 1 Mb.

Re:Gee ... no Yahoo Music Unlimited? (1)

ACME Septic (936684) | more than 8 years ago | (#14272412)

Before you assume the worst about Google, why don't you try searching for an address? Hmm, what's this, they provide links for the maps not only on Google, but also, you guessed it, competitors at Yahoo Maps and MapQuest. Wowie.

what I'd really like to see (5, Insightful)

inventor61 (919542) | more than 8 years ago | (#14272009)

is a service where I type in some lyrics and the song information pops up. I admit I simply cannot keep up with the music my kids listen to, and the radio stations don't tell me what artist or song they are playing. I want to know who the artist is and so forth so that when I am talking to the kids they will "think" I have some clue. Now, there is this Clarkson girl and I've seen pictures of her, so, at least that much has registered in my brain! I know you can sort-of do this already, but, if the engine that did this was not just some 'bot that went to the lyric sites but something that worked better ... anyway, let's see how this "plays out" (sorry)

Re:what I'd really like to see (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14272050)

www.letssingit.com

Re:Better yet (4, Insightful)

JaredOfEuropa (526365) | more than 8 years ago | (#14272194)

Wake me up when they have a music search where I can whistle a few bars into the mike, and the software comes back with matching songs.

Re:Better yet (1)

millennial (830897) | more than 8 years ago | (#14272333)

It exists, sort of... but only for ringtones. There's a service (the name of which I cannot remember) that allows you to play part of a song into your phone, and it will then identify the song and offer ringtones of it for download.

Dude (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14272015)

Cmdr Taco is an incompetent asshole

finally! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14272016)

They'll tell me where I can buy beatles records? This is a dream come true!

I have been using google music for years (4, Funny)

ponds (728911) | more than 8 years ago | (#14272017)

Intitle:"Index of /" nameofartist nameofalbum mp3, I'm feeling lucky

Not the RIAA (5, Informative)

bl00d6789 (714958) | more than 8 years ago | (#14272022)

Just to clear up confusion, it will not be the RIAA that would sue Google. The RIAA is responsible for protecting copyrights on recordings, not published music (sheet music, lyrics, etc...). The National Music Publishers Association (NMPA), or more specifically, their legal arm, the Harry Fox Association, is responsible for enforcing these copyrights, so that is most likely from whom Google will be hearing shortly.

Re:Not the RIAA (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14272271)

You honestly think the RIAA will care about that minor issue?

Ob BASH (5, Funny)

schleyfox (826198) | more than 8 years ago | (#14272034)

Insomniak`: Stupid fucking Google
Insomniak`: "The" is a common word, and was not included in your search
Insomniak`: "Who" is a common word, and was not included in your search

Re:Ob BASH (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14272074)

search for the who returns 2,270,000,000 results.

Yahoo has had this for ages (3, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14272047)

Here [yahoo.com]. More comprehensive too.

Re:Yahoo has had this for ages (1)

tommers (893816) | more than 8 years ago | (#14272198)

Well, they look very similar, so Yahoo must have copied it from Google... somehow ;)

Damn (1)

Eightyford (893696) | more than 8 years ago | (#14272049)

I was going to ad this feature to a 3rd rate search engine I ran. I figured I coudn't compete with google, but I could find a niche. There goes that idea.

Re:Damn (1)

Scoth (879800) | more than 8 years ago | (#14272117)

I wonder how much longer it will be before Google is the next Microsoft, bashed by the techies for stifling competition in the search engine/service market. Would be cool if they managed to maintain their "do no evil" bit, but I still remember when Netscape was being bashed for a non-standards-compliant browser and people were talking about the fast new Mosaic-derived thing called Internet Explorer....

Since TFA is /.'d (4, Informative)

potus98 (741836) | more than 8 years ago | (#14272083)

C'mon guys, at least include a link to the SUBJECT of TFA:
http://www.google.com/musicsearch [google.com]

Try searching for "good music" and "crappy music"

Re:Since TFA is /.'d (4, Interesting)

mottie (807927) | more than 8 years ago | (#14272340)

Thanks.. I wish google would pick a standard for linking.

local.google.com
maps.google.com
google.com/musicsearch

Now I feel stupid that I didn't know this without having to sift through comments to find it...

actually a good idea (1)

know1 (854868) | more than 8 years ago | (#14272089)

better than if somebody typed in a track they wanted to buy then clicked on a sponsered link tyhat made them go to a webpage that made them type it in again.
also good to aggregayr the archives of more than one vendor into this saerch database, as some vendors will have songs others might not.
good for the retailers, good for us, thats a rare one

Taking down lyrics searches (4, Insightful)

ShatteredDream (636520) | more than 8 years ago | (#14272101)

Anyone who has ever taken a stab at playing guitar or another instrument that can be tabbed out knows how unreliable most online tabs are. Sometimes I cannot believe how wildly inaccurate they are, and I have a nearly dead ear when it comes to telling one chord from another with the exception of a few power chords. The groups that complain about this stuff ought to be snickering and saying, "if you want to actually, well, LEARN the song you have to buy us for the reliability that only we can provide."

Besides, here's a little shocker for them: most CDs have the lyrics inside the jewel case. Yes, fancy that. Anyone who is a good singer can listen to the rhythm of the vocals and pick it up, thus making it practically pointless to crack down on this when the bands and record labels are actively "enabling piracy" by giving away the lyrics as part of the package. Stick to the tabs, people, stick to the tabs for enforcement if they're blatant rip offs.

I never understood why the record labels don't see themselves at war with these publishing groups. The record labels should be actively encouraging local bands to cover popular songs as a way to not only discover new talent, but promote existing songs. Think about it, if a local band can cover a very big song very well, aren't they worth investigating? The label might have their next big act right there, and the songs that sell well are excellent benchmarks.

If the record labels were smart, they'd forget about the few million $s they could be making by licensing sheet music and instead be pushing free sheet music for popular songs as a way to promote their albums.

Re:Taking down lyrics searches (1)

Red Flayer (890720) | more than 8 years ago | (#14272235)

"If the record labels were smart, they'd forget about the few million $s they could be making by licensing sheet music and instead be pushing free sheet music for popular songs as a way to promote their albums."

I like your thinking, is there some way to have a device phone home every time you open the book, so that your prepaid performance rights account can be debited? Because otherwise, everyone will be stealing, and the RIAA companies will be losing money, right?

Re:Taking down lyrics searches (1)

theurge14 (820596) | more than 8 years ago | (#14272265)

If the record labels were smart, they'd forget about the few million $s they could be making by licensing sheet music and instead be pushing free sheet music for popular songs as a way to promote their albums.

Another flawed business model: sheet music for guitarists.

Geeky music (1)

21mhz (443080) | more than 8 years ago | (#14272122)

Tried "Godspeed You Black Emperor". No luck, although the regular links are plenty and relevant. Guess they're not popular at all.

how come google can do this... (1)

tont0r (868535) | more than 8 years ago | (#14272133)

but little guys who bother get their face sued off before they can blink?

Google at SCALE 4x (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14272148)

Google will be exhibiting [socallinuxexpo.org] at SCALE 4x as a Silver Sponsor. In addition they'll have 2 speakers at the show: Chris Dibona and Dan Kegel. The show will be held on Feb 11-12, 2006 in Los Angeles.

Lyrics should be centralized... (2, Insightful)

ki85squared (778761) | more than 8 years ago | (#14272157)

For a while now, lyrics have been a popular search on the internet. From what I've seen, most to all of the lyrics websites contain a bajillion advertisements, spyware, etc., and sometimes I can't find what I want.

I wish Google would index the lyrics in their own database. Then I'll have a common, reliable source of lyrics goodness that doesn't threaten install spyware on my machine.

Re:Lyrics should be centralized... (1)

Red Flayer (890720) | more than 8 years ago | (#14272336)

"I wish Google would index the lyrics in their own database."

As soon as they do that, then they've lost their primary defense should the NMPA choose to come after them.

This is why Google won't provide more than a teeny bit of content from their book archiving -- if they are hosting the content, then they need to keep people from getting all the content from them in violation of copyright law (just or not).

I'd hate to have Google host the lyrics, and then only give me the refrain whenever I searched.

Google rushes in... (2, Interesting)

po8 (187055) | more than 8 years ago | (#14272162)

Just when we're hearing that the Music Publishers' Association [mpa.org] is demanding jail time [slashdot.org] for folks who put up lyric sites, we get Google blithely putting up...a lyric site index. I know they're claiming that their partner sites are providing these, but my first hit was on lyricsfreak.com [lyricsfreak.com], which I suspect is hardly legal. It's like Google is daring folks to sue them. Awesome.

Re:Google rushes in... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14272342)

This could be Google's master plan, piss people off and entice them to sue them so they can blackmail them with the search history they have archived in a massive database!

*puts on tinfoil hat*

One important detail Google forgot (3, Interesting)

theurge14 (820596) | more than 8 years ago | (#14272175)

Track times.

This is extremely important when we're, ahem, looking for these songs and we don't want to confuse it with live versions, covers, etc.

If Google puts that in there, I no longer have to use AllMusic.com to look album information up.

Needs some work... (1)

NoMoreNicksLeft (516230) | more than 8 years ago | (#14272179)

A search for the Beatles brings up every cover album ever, but very few Beatles albums. Didn't even bother to check what result Sgt Pepper was at... wasn't first or second page though.

how did **beatles-beatles not submit this one? (3, Funny)

dominux (731134) | more than 8 years ago | (#14272180)

it even has Beatles in the summary, it was just asking to be submitted by him.

What I would love is... (1)

MMC Monster (602931) | more than 8 years ago | (#14272185)

...when I type in a name of a song and/or group, it would link me to the discographies. I have a ton of MP3s that I would like to sort by when the artist/song was first recorded. (Most of my CDs are compilations / Greatest Hits). That way I can easily create a "Greatest Rock Hits of 1984" mix.

Reviews??? (1)

mikkom (714956) | more than 8 years ago | (#14272207)

Another new feature that at least I haven't seen previously are the reviews [google.com], is this something new or have they been there before?

5... 4... 3... (1)

squoozer (730327) | more than 8 years ago | (#14272211)

That's the count down till Google gets sued over this. Providing access to copyright material? Assisting in conpyright violation.

I would have gone futher with the count down but I seem to remember a very poor song that used those lyrics. I don't want to be next to get sued.

Reviews (1)

trollable (928694) | more than 8 years ago | (#14272232)

Did anyone noticed that there are reviews? AFAIK, this is the first time Google introduces a human factor. And cooperation (with Epinions) Biased results?

Re:Reviews (1)

trollable (928694) | more than 8 years ago | (#14272249)

(forgot once more the formating, should be read as:)

Did anyone noticed that there are reviews?
AFAIK, this is the first time Google introduces a human factor.
And cooperation (with Epinions).
Biased results?

How does this help me as an artist? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14272237)

I have a small website with about 10 pieces of my music, a little form to order CDs etc. How will Google music help people out there looking for music find it?

Re:How does this help me as an artist? (1)

badmammajamma (171260) | more than 8 years ago | (#14272307)

It doesn't help you at all. The searches are based on artist, album, or song name. So unless people know who you are they won't know to search for you.

um... (1)

Run4yourlives (716310) | more than 8 years ago | (#14272383)

Why should they help you as an artist?

The biggest problem with "artists" is their seemingly unlimit sense of some sort of entitlement.

"special" searches broken for me (1)

dschuetz (10924) | more than 8 years ago | (#14272300)

Not a single one of the special magic searches works from my box at work. Stock searches, weather, movies, music, UPS tracking -- none of these return what's expected.

Works just fine from home, but here at work, no go. Same behavior both with and without my 'personalized' google login, and from firefox and IE.

any ideas?

Just in case you're serious.... (1)

Run4yourlives (716310) | more than 8 years ago | (#14272367)

You may want to try talking with your Network Admin... sounds like they're blocking cookies for you...

About Time (1)

mkw87 (860289) | more than 8 years ago | (#14272302)

I am glad they finally did this, I get tired of retarded lyric sites and going to Yahoo! music to find information on artist albums, etc, especially since Yahoo! Music reformated their layout and it now suxxors :(

Phonetics Searches? (3, Funny)

jsldub (133194) | more than 8 years ago | (#14272308)

That's all well and good, but what about phonetic searching of songs?

You know, that song that goes "da da da. da da. da da da. whirrrr!"

I like google more and more every day (1)

iconeternal (889316) | more than 8 years ago | (#14272338)

Not only is google dominating internet advertisement... " a popular artist name, like the Beatles or the Pixies" They're winning over our hearts, too. The Pixies more than deserve that placement. Bravo, google. Bravo.
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