Google adds music to its searches in MySpace deal

Google has partnered with MySpace and music player Lala in the States to bring music to its searches.Currently only available on the other side of pon

Currently only available on the other side of pond, the new feature means that when you search for an artist, song, or even Google some lyrics, you'll be presented with options to preview matching tracks in one of the pop-up players, as well as be presented with links to Google's other partner sites where you can buy tracks you like.

The pop-up players will also have information on tour dates and links to videos as well.

Music sites Pandora, Imeem and Rhapsody are all on board, as is iLike, which was bought by MySpace last month for around £12m.

The four major record labels, EMI, Sony BMG, Universal Music and Warner Music, have all signed up too, as are a number of independent record labels.

Whether or not this turns out to be the "Google music service" we'd heard rumours of remains to be seen – if so, it's a bit of an anticlimax to say the least, but a handy service all the same.

The question is, will we see it launch over here? We'd guess it depends on Google making similar partnerships over here – and we can't imagine that would be hugely difficult.

We'll be keeping you updated with any news we get, but you can check out a video for the new service on the Google Music home page and let us know what you think below.

Via: Brand Republic