Google will shut down Songza in January.
Songza users are being notified of the Google Play move on the service’s website, in the app, and by email. You’ll definitely want to visit the app: Users can migrate their accounts to Google Play Music, including all their favorite songs and playlists. That means favorited stations, recent stations, and even thumbs-upped songs get moved from Songza to Google Play Music.
Jason Tate on 12/02/15 - 01:24 PM
After pressure from creators (but not needing Taylor Swift this time), YouTube Red has agreed they will pay creators during their trial period.
Jason Tate on 10/28/15 - 09:57 PM
YouTube has announced YouTube Red. You get ad-free videos, access to Google Play Music, and offline saving capabilities.
Jason Tate on 10/21/15 - 11:37 AM
Google has launched an ad-supported music streaming service today, it's basically all playlist based.
The difference between this and Spotify is that with Google you never have control over exactly what songs are playing. Google Play Music product manager Elias Roman seems to think that many people won’t mind, since he believes most consumers are after an effortless “lean back” experience. “They want the music to be awesome. They want it to be contextually relevant, but they don’t want to tweak a lot of knobs,” he told The Verge.
Jason Tate on 06/23/15 - 10:12 AM
Google has redesigned their Play Music platform on the web.
A few months ago, Google's Play Music smartphone apps were updated to showcase the company's colorful material design interface. And today, Google is giving a similar fresh coat of paint to Play Music on the web. Load the company's music portal and you won't notice any drastic differences from what was there yesterday, but a slew of design tweaks have brought Play Music into a more cohesive experience that feels more app than website — and that's the whole point.
Jason Tate on 05/14/15 - 11:30 AM
Google will be updating their search results to better support ticket/concert/event links.
Jason Tate on 01/16/15 - 01:21 PM
Google has acquired Songza, the playlist curation company.
Google plans to incorporate Songza’s playlists into its Google Play Music All Access subscription service, enhancing its radio function. Google Play already has some human-curated playlists, but largely relies on algorithms for much of its radio-style programming.
Jason Tate on 07/01/14 - 03:39 PM
Project Naptha is a Google Chrome extension that allows you to copy text from images on the web. I'm posting this because it's cool.
Project Naptha automatically applies state-of-the-art computer vision algorithms on every image you see while browsing the web. The result is a seamless and intuitive experience, where you can highlight as well as copy and paste and even edit and translate the text formerly trapped within an image.
Jason Tate on 04/23/14 - 07:35 AM
Google Play Music now allows you to upload your music through their web interface.
Google Play Music has long been a solid option for uploading and accessing your music collection wherever you are, but using the Music Manager app to actually get your songs into the cloud wasn't always the smoothest or most intuitive process. However, a new feature tucked away in the experimental "labs" section of Play Music should make this process a lot easier — users can now upload whatever music they want straight through the browser using simple drag-and-drop. If the songs are matched with Google's vast music library, they'll be added automatically; otherwise they're simply uploaded.
Jason Tate on 03/26/14 - 05:16 PM
Google is giving away a bunch of music this week -- including Yeezus and the latest from Chvrches.
Jason Tate on 12/27/13 - 12:53 PM
Long rumored, now a reality: Google has launched their $9.99 a month on-demand music service.
Google just launched an on-demand subscription music service and Spotify competitor called “Google Play Music All Access”. It’s web and mobile interfaces feature millions of songs you can play instantly, personal recommendations, charts and playlists, and the ability to turn any song into an instant radio station. It launches today on the web and mobile in the US for $9.99 a month, comes with a free trial month, and early adopters get it for $7.99.
Jason Tate on 05/15/13 - 10:09 AM
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google is trying to put together a Spotify-esque subscription music service.
Google Inc.'s Android unit has been negotiating with music companies to start a paid subscription music-streaming service akin to Spotify AB, according to people familiar with the matter. Separately, Google's YouTube video website is trying to obtain licenses from music labels to start a paid subscription service for music videos and potentially also for audio-only songs, these people said.
Jason Tate on 02/23/13 - 12:38 AM
In celebration of Bob Moog's birthday, Google's homepage doodle today is a working, recordable synthesizer. Kill all of your productivity today by playing with it, and then share your results in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/23/12 - 06:21 AM
In another interesting industry story, this article claims (behind quotes from anonymous "highly placed digital music sources") that Google has offered at least one record label over $1 billion "for all the rights in every country for every piece of music and for every platform." A piece of the article is below.
From the ArticleWhat, one may ask, is Google thinking? “Who knows,” said the source. “It really doesn’t matter because they would screw it up anyway (referring to the fact that Google’s music service has been less than dazzling). Evidently they have a big content group and they have to have something to do to justify their existence.”

So how have the labels responded?...
Thomas Nassiff on 05/16/12 - 08:50 AM
Did you all see Google's announcement of their new social networking platform, Google+? What do you all think of it? Is it a real challenger to Facebook? If you drop your email here, I'll be sending out invites to it later on.
Thomas Nassiff on 06/29/11 - 04:07 PM
If you visit the Google homepage, you can play a digital guitar and even record a sample of your work in honor of Les Paul's 96th birthday.
Christian Wagner on 06/08/11 - 09:28 PM
Facebook has been creepin' on Google. Who do you think would win an e-fight?
Lueda Alia on 05/13/11 - 09:09 AM
Google and Universal Music will be launching a new music video site called Vevo.
Garett Press on 04/10/09 - 08:55 AM
T-Mobile's new G1 phone (made by HTC with Google's Android OS) will have access to purchase songs from the entire Amazon MP3 catalog of 6 million tunes.
Steve Henderson on 09/23/08 - 10:20 AM
Google will be launching their web browser today called Chrome.
Steve Henderson on 09/02/08 - 10:06 AM
Google has announced they are leading the "Open Handset Alliance" to provide an open source operating system for mobile phones named Android.
Steve Henderson on 11/05/07 - 10:45 AM
Apparently Google is showing off a prototype cell phone they are planning to offer for free, with free service, all supported by tying ads into their applications. What do you think of the idea?
Steve Henderson on 08/03/07 - 09:41 AM
Viacom, parent company of cable networks MTV, Nickelodeon, and Comedy Central is suing YouTube and parent company Google for $1 billion in damages over "massive intentional copyright infringement," as well as an injunction preventing Google and YouTube from further copyright infringements. Viacom claims nearly 160,000 unauthorized clips of programming have appeared on YouTube and been viewed more than 1.5 billion times, and is dissatisfied with Google's removal of content because YouTube users can quickly re-post illegal copies of content. Google was notified a month ago to remove all of Viacom's content from the video site (100,000 videos at the time), and now Viacom wants YouTube to...
Rohan Kohli on 03/13/07 - 11:10 AM
If you do a Google search for "worst band in the world", guess who shows up?
Scott Weber on 11/03/06 - 05:46 PM
Myspace has chosen Google as their search engine provider.
Katie Schmitz on 08/08/06 - 07:31 PM
Click here to read an article about Google Music.

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