Get Ready to Jam with Google Music on November 16

Get Ready to Jam with Google Music on November 16

Dust off your dancing shoes and get ready to boogie later this week, because on November 16th, Google is expected to officially launch its Google Music service to the public. As of right now, the service is in beta and, like many of Google's beta projects, you need an invite to party. But that's set to change, or so that seems to be the consensus based on invitations Google has been sending to the media for a "These Go To Eleven" event on Wednesday.

In case your knowledge of music history is a little bit rusty, Google's referencing a 1984 mokumentary This is Spinal Tap in which lead guitarist Nigel Tufnel pointed out a volume knob on one of his amplifiers that went to 11 instead of stopping at 10.


As to the event, everything is speculation at this point, but it would be a shock if Google didn't unveil its Google Music service. The bigger mystery is which music labels will join the party. CNet's Greg Sandoval claims Google has inked a deal with Universal Music Group but has yet to secure agreements with Sony Music Entertainment or Warner Music Group. It's not yet clear where EMI stands.

Google Music, if you're not familiar, is essentially an online music locker and streaming service. It supports storing up to 20,000 uploaded songs for free, which can then be streamed to your desktop browser, Android device, or any gadget that supports Adobe Flash.
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I'll reserve judgment until it's out and people start posting about their experiences with this service.

So, all of you are 'On Point' now,.........Smile

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i really love google music, its really nice to have my music backed up and have it anyway i am. Its nice because you dont have to use pandora or anything else. Everything you own is everywhere you go.

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20,000 songs for free is pretty sweet. I would certainly take advantages of this with my CD collection. Though I really like having that hard copy on disk even if they sit in the cases most of the time.

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so many music related things coming out. so hard to choose the best to use. I'll see where this goes.

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Listening to Spotify right now and I also listen to Live365 and have my own music collection as well! Either way I have been waiting to see what Google does with this.

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Amazon tried this a while back (a cloud music service) and they got into a bit of legal trouble here and there... Hopefully, Google's service with all such issues ironed out will fare a bit better in the music market.

Cloud music has always been an interesting idea but it's just never been able to get off the ground (due to the issues I mentioned above.) It's interesting in the fact that music has always been digital and instead of having the music on a hard drive or certain sites; we can just upload our music libraries to the cloud or our own music to the cloud for everybody to download... Google has a surefire record with launching services of this caliber; don't forget that they launched Gmail on April 1st and it managed to revolutionize the e-mail industry.

I haven't used Music Beta by Google but I have seen screenshots and videos of the interface in action and I have to say; it's looking pretty good... Hopefully the launch goes as smoothly as everybody expected.

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