Google Music is now open for business in the U.S. at market.android.com. Announcing the launch, Andy Rubin, svp, Mobile said that “over the next few days, we will roll out the music store to Android Market on devices running Android 2.2 and above.”
You can also pick up the new music app from Android Market and start listening to your music on your phone or tablet today.
Google is all about discovering, purchasing, sharing and enjoying digital music in new, innovative and personalized ways. Rubin says “We automatically sync your entire music library–both purchases and uploads–across all your devices so you don’t have to worry about cables, file transfers or running out of storage space. We’ll keep your playlists in tact, too, so your “Chill” playlist is always your “Chill” playlist, whether you’re on your laptop, tablet or phone. You can even select the specific artists, albums and playlists you want to listen to when you’re offline.”
Artist hub, let the artists distribute his or her own music on Google Music platform, and use the artist hub interface to build an artist page, upload original tracks, set prices and sell content directly to fans–essentially becoming the manager of their own far-reaching music store. This goes for new artists as well as established independent artists, like Tiesto, who debuts a new single on Google Music today, said Rubin.
“The new music store in Android Market is fully integrated with Google Music, and offers more than 13 million tracks from artists on Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, EMI, and the global independent rights agency Merlin as well as over 1,000 prominent independent labels including Merge Records, Warp Records, Matador Records, XL Recordings and Naxos,” revealed Rubin.
Google Music is also partnered with the world’s largest digital distributors of independent music including IODA, INgrooves, The Orchard and Believe Digital.