Google Music

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Google is partnering with major music labels and is expected to launch a new search feature to make it easier to discover, sample and buy songs on their search engine, reports Reuters.

The new feature will be facilitated by start-ups iLike and LaLa, which will enable songs to be streamed on the Google page that will also feature a “buy” button to help reduce the number of steps fans need to acquire music. Google’s “One Box” will enable users to type in the name of artists to find a thumbnail photo of the artists, background information, as well as a listing of the music that they can preview, says C/Net.

The new service has been lined up to launch next Wednesday by iLike and LaLa and all the major labels — including Vivendi’s Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment Warner Music Group and EMI Music. ILike was recently acquired by News Corp’s social networking site MySpace.

Posted by Sam Churchill on Wednesday, October 21st, 2009 at 9:38 am .

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