Google takes on iTunes with music search

The internet search giant will today add relevant music tracks and albums to its US search results, and make them available for purchaseGoogle will incorporate music into its search results in the United States from today.In addition to their search results, users looking for artists, songs or albums by name will receive links to audio previews and options to purchase tracks or albums from Google’s music search partners MySpace and Lala. search is Google’s newest tune
Already the far-and-away leader in search, Google wants to be a big player in music discovery, too.The search giant teamed up with News Corp.’s MySpace and streaming service Lala for the Wednesday debut of the new Google music search feature at the historic Capitol Records building in Hollywood. With the new music search, which had been internally code-named “OneBox” when news of the project broke earlier this month, search queries pertaining to something like a song, artist, lyrics, or album will bring up links to streaming songs from iLike and MySpace, as well as links to artist information on Pandora, Imeem, and Rhapsody. The lyrics search is provided through a partnership with Gracenote.

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