After a long, heavily-rumored lead-up and beta period stretching back to Google I/O in May, Google Music is now official with the support of several top-tier and independent labels, social integration by way of Google+, and free, open sign-up for everyone in the US.
Exclusive: Google readies its Spotify competitor with Universal and Sony now on board
By signing the three largest record labels, it's likely we'll see Google roll out its new subscription music services at I /O
Google negotiating for subscription music service to launch in third quarter
We likely won't see any subscription service from Google until the summer
Google Music adds 'Shared with me' playlist of your friends' songs
Google Music now has a "shared with me" playlist that acts like an email inbox for songs shared on Google+. Users get a single listen of any song shared by their friends.
Google TV gets new Google Music app
Google has released a Google Music app for Google TV, allowing you to stream music directly from the cloud into your home theater system.
Google Music hands-on
Google officially launched Google Music today, and we got a chance to play with the updated offering.
Google Music gets Google+ integration
Google Music features Google+ integration for sharing; each purchase can be shared with your friends who will be able to listen to a full single play of the track.
Google Music launching with EMI, Sony Music, and others; offering free, exclusive music
Google Music launched today with Sony Music Entertainment, Universal, and EMI on board, as well as a host of independent labels. In total, Google Music launches with over 13 million tracks, 8 million of which are live today.
Google: 200m Android devices have been activated
Google has announced that 200 million Android devices have been activated worldwide.
Google Music store official: artist hubs, Google+ integration, and more
Millions of song will be available and sortable by genre, sub genre, top albums, and top songs. There are Staff Picks and a New Releases section — standard stuff. Songs look to be in the range of $0.99 and $1.29. Every song is 320kbps MP3, with 90 second previews for each song. There's universal search in the market. Tracks will appear instantly in your Music Library in the browser as well as Music Manager.
Reminder: Google Music 'These Go To Eleven' live blog today at 5PM ET / 2PM PT!
We'll be liveblogging the Google Music event at 5PM ET!
Sony Music Entertainment also reportedly on board for Google Music Store
Google may also have brought Sony on board for its upcoming Google Music offering, giving it access to three of the four major music labels.
Google reportedly near a deal with Universal for its upcoming music store
Google is reportedly close to closing a deal with Universal Music Group for it's upcoming music service, which should be announced on November 16. This gives it two of the big four music labels as it goes head-to-head with iTunes and Amazon in the online music space.
Google Music store screenshots emerge, will include 'Free Song of the Day'?
Google Music and Android Market will reportedly work hand-in-hand in providing a new place to buy and store your music. New screenshots reveal the way Google's iTunes competitor will look.
Google Music 'These Go to Eleven' event announced for November 16th
Google announces music event for November 16th.