Much awaited Google Music launched with content partnerships with big labels as well as Indie artists. Google music for android comes with a cloud locker, streaming service and download store. It allows users to buy millions of tracks from the Google marketplace and fully integrated to android market. Google Music currently has around 13 million tracks and 8 million tracks are available from today and the rest of them will come soon.
Google Music is currently available only in the US, and is integrated into the android market. Users can upload 20,000 songs to the cloud locker for free, these can be streamed via the cloud or has the option for offline listening. Songs are currently sold at $0.99 and $1.29, each song can be previewed for 90 seconds, and the songs are 320kbps MP3s. Users can purchase individual songs or entire albums right from the computer or from android device and they will be synced to Google music library and can be accessed from anywhere. T-mobile customers has the option to pay their purchases through their monthly phone bills.
Google Music will have artists hubs, artists can sell their music through Google build artist pages and can sell content directly to fans. There’s a one time $25 registration fees. Artists can put their own pricing for the tracks they want to sell. The artist will control the final pricing of the song, and the split is 70 / 30 between artist and Google. The songs can be sold directly against their YouTube channels.
Google Music users can share their purchases on Google+ allowing their followers and friends to listen full song once.