Nov 16 AT 7:29 PM Taylor Wimberly 39 Comments

Android tunes into Google Music, adds free songs, Google+ integration, Artist Hub


Today Google held their special event to officially announce Google Music, which included a ton of mini-announcements. There was literally so much information that it could turn into a dozen posts, but we captured the hightlights in bullet form after the jump. Read on for all the latest details.

  • Google Music accounts are now open to all US residents –
  • Music purchases are live in the Android
  • Google Music Android app was updated to version 4.0.9
  • Music partners include EMI, Sony Music, Universal, and a number of independent labels
  • Users can upload up to 20,000 songs from your personal music collection to listen from any computer or on your phone, even offline. All for free
  • Once your music is online, it’s always available. Playlists are automatically kept in sync, and you don’t have to worry about cables, file transfers, or running out of storage space
  • Any song that a user purchases can be shared over Google+ to allow a full free play for their friends
  • Exclusive music from Rolling Stones, Cold Play, Busta Rhymes, Shakira, Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band
  • Android Market has hundreds of free songs
  • T-Mobile announced a special partnership with Google Music that will allow customers to bill music purchases to their monthly phone bill
  • Google Music Artist Hub will allow artists to create their own account for $25 and start uploading music. Revenue split is 70/30
  • Google fans can buy the Android Concert T-Shirt in the Google Store
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