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Peter Kafka at All Things Digital's MediaMemo:

Google Music will roughly mirror what Amazon showed off in March: A service that loads copies of music that users already own into an Internet-based server, which lets them stream them the songs [sic] over the Web and onto Android phones and tablets.

The service which rolls out in an invite-only beta tomorrow, will offer users the ability to store up to 20,000 songs without charge.

Rosenberg says he expects Google Music to roll out to all U.S. google users within weeks of launch.

this piece was published yesterday, so "tomorrow" is today

markers, Tuesday, 10 May 2011 08:34 (nine years ago) link

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Snámh dá Én (missingNO), Tuesday, 10 May 2011 08:49 (nine years ago) link

waynes happy

http://www.waynerosso.com/2011/05/09/google-sticks-it-to-record-labels/

mark e, Tuesday, 10 May 2011 09:28 (nine years ago) link

This sound like what MP3.com tried to do a decade ago and got sued out of existence?

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Tuesday, 10 May 2011 11:02 (nine years ago) link

Yeah, it's a familiar one, this.

How do you prove you 'own' this already? Upload the TOC? have a live webcam to your record player/turntable?

Mark G, Tuesday, 10 May 2011 11:07 (nine years ago) link

Sounds horrifying.

Sebastian Cabinet (u s steel), Tuesday, 10 May 2011 11:09 (nine years ago) link

Google Streetview car equipped with zoom lens to see yr record collection through yr window.

ledge, Tuesday, 10 May 2011 11:12 (nine years ago) link

^lmao

i assume it only counts for digital media, since you have to upload it to their servers. i don't have an android phone, but it might be a good way to back up your music collection online, who knows. i'm sure they plan to do more with it in the future, maybe a last.fm/social networking type thing? seems like it's been done many times before, so i hope they have some new ideas

RIP to Left Eye but Gucci's necklace is (chilli), Tuesday, 10 May 2011 17:53 (nine years ago) link

the fact that some ppl seem to genuinely be more angry about the music industry than, say, oil companies or the pharmaceutical intustry or private defense companies, etc really freaks me out

end to end berners (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 10 May 2011 17:57 (nine years ago) link

(wrt to "wayne" whoever that is)

end to end berners (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 10 May 2011 17:57 (nine years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrNhKcxBbZo

markers, Tuesday, 10 May 2011 19:11 (nine years ago) link

so this actually looks good, but i'm going to wait for apple's likely announcement next month before i start actually seriously thinking about trying out one of these services

markers, Tuesday, 10 May 2011 19:14 (nine years ago) link

oh yeah, it requires flash btw, which means i'm definitely going to wait to see what apple comes up with

markers, Tuesday, 10 May 2011 19:22 (nine years ago) link

pissed that my work server is configured to read as being in brazil (fukken IT) so i can't sign up for this.

Special Fleshlights for their Patriotism (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 10 May 2011 20:44 (nine years ago) link

seems like it's been done many times before, so i hope they have some new ideas

what they have is a quizillion dollars to throw at this without it having to be profitable and google's one of the companies that could handle a sustained legal battle of the sort that a leap this large is gonna take. so i'm less concerned with initial implementation and more interested in their willingness to make this a long haul project.

Special Fleshlights for their Patriotism (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 10 May 2011 20:46 (nine years ago) link

can you sign up from your home computer and then once you have an account sign in at work

tbrr, or not tbrr, that is the questeon: (markers), Tuesday, 10 May 2011 20:47 (nine years ago) link

If you have to own the mp3 in the first place, this just seems like a less good version of Spotify mobile.

oppet, Tuesday, 10 May 2011 21:55 (nine years ago) link

the fact that some ppl seem to genuinely be more angry about the music industry than, say, oil companies or the pharmaceutical intustry or private defense companies, etc really freaks me out

It's healthy and natural to be able to multi-hate.

Gorge, Tuesday, 10 May 2011 22:44 (nine years ago) link

really enjoying my Google Music

buzza, Tuesday, 10 May 2011 22:52 (nine years ago) link

one month passes...

why does it not play albums in the correct song order!!!!WTF!!!!

coffeetripperspillerslyricmakeruppers (Latham Green), Friday, 8 July 2011 20:27 (nine years ago) link

finally signed up for this... mostly so i can have some music accessible on my droid. is that possible yet?

gucci mande (J0rdan S.), Friday, 8 July 2011 21:22 (nine years ago) link

I think so - also amazon music player

coffeetripperspillerslyricmakeruppers (Latham Green), Sunday, 10 July 2011 01:55 (nine years ago) link

update - I guess I had "shuffle "on - thats why themessed u psong order

coffeetripperspillerslyricmakeruppers (Latham Green), Sunday, 10 July 2011 02:18 (nine years ago) link

i play music on my droid all the time

*rolls eyez on me* (D-40), Sunday, 10 July 2011 02:23 (nine years ago) link

even when you are being operated on ?

coffeetripperspillerslyricmakeruppers (Latham Green), Sunday, 10 July 2011 16:28 (nine years ago) link

two months pass...

this is pretty cool for playing yr home music on other computers. its not possible to re-download tho is it? so you cant use it as a backup

max, Thursday, 29 September 2011 23:25 (eight years ago) link

you can

larvae o'dooley, Friday, 30 September 2011 00:28 (eight years ago) link

teach me, larvae o'dooley

max, Friday, 30 September 2011 11:50 (eight years ago) link

this has to do w/ google and music, so i'm putting it itt

http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/13/google-said-to-be-planning-an-mp3-store/

markers, Friday, 14 October 2011 02:41 (eight years ago) link

if it's worldwide, bring it on. if it's going to be US only, they can suck a fat one

ballarat organ quartet (electricsound), Friday, 14 October 2011 02:56 (eight years ago) link

one month passes...

http://www.theverge.com/2011/11/16/2566928/google-music-store-announcement

markers, Wednesday, 16 November 2011 23:07 (eight years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NI8rQEHoE24

markers, Wednesday, 16 November 2011 23:07 (eight years ago) link

Share your music with friends via...Google+!

In other words, nobody cares.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 16 November 2011 23:07 (eight years ago) link

As rumored, the big major labels include Universal, EMI, and Sony music, and a number of smaller, independent labels. Overall, Google claims to have over 1,000 labels and 13 million tracks, with 8 million of those available today.

markers, Wednesday, 16 November 2011 23:09 (eight years ago) link

no warners though

amazon cloud player has already been doing this for a long time and also amazon has EVERYTHING

the 500 gats of bartholomew thuggins (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 16 November 2011 23:19 (eight years ago) link

Google Music is available to anyone in the US

SUCK MY DIIIIIIIIIIIIICK

found love in a saleyard (electricsound), Wednesday, 16 November 2011 23:21 (eight years ago) link

just got a demo from a friend at work, got some serious problems w/database sorting on box sets, etc

the 500 gats of bartholomew thuggins (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 16 November 2011 23:34 (eight years ago) link

google music application for mac has to have one of the worst interfaces ever. you need to go through and individually select folders to upload, for one thing. which takes forever and is a drag. and then inside google music, if you need to delete things, it's a big pain too. I was looking for a list with checkboxes and a delete button but no, you have to go directly to the album and do each one individually. fuck all this cloud music shit, this is why spotify is going to kill all of it.

akm, Wednesday, 16 November 2011 23:36 (eight years ago) link

do you not use itunes?

max, Wednesday, 16 November 2011 23:46 (eight years ago) link

really enjoying my Google Music

buzza, Wednesday, 16 November 2011 23:52 (eight years ago) link

i'm not very familiar with google music

markers, Thursday, 17 November 2011 00:53 (eight years ago) link

i actually do think google music is pretty good, don't know about the music store

buzza, Thursday, 17 November 2011 01:58 (eight years ago) link

Ironically, when I Googled google music, it just searched for music

Not only dermatologists hate her (James Morrison), Thursday, 17 November 2011 03:38 (eight years ago) link

I have put way too much time into organizing my digital music collection to do it all over again by uploading hundreds of gigabytes into the cloud and seeing what ridiculous format it spits itself out into before reorganizing it. Isn't this why we were supposed to buy iPods and phones with media players - so we can listen to our music anywhere? How is streaming it over the internet at shitty bitrates only where there is a good connection more convenient than plugging headphones into a 2-inch by 3-inch device that I already carry around with me?

skip, Thursday, 17 November 2011 03:48 (eight years ago) link

oh yeah, and paying extra for the privilege.

skip, Thursday, 17 November 2011 03:49 (eight years ago) link

But... it goes to 11.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Thursday, 17 November 2011 05:47 (eight years ago) link

i do use itunes. but I can't upload my entire library (too big, I realized) and pcking and choosing individual artist folders is giving it some kind of conniption and it tells me it's out of space, even though it isn't. so i gave up.

akm, Thursday, 17 November 2011 07:12 (eight years ago) link

ahhh

yeah if yr libe is too big yr fucked, i guess

max, Thursday, 17 November 2011 12:16 (eight years ago) link

three months pass...

RIP

James Mitchell, Tuesday, 6 March 2012 21:17 (eight years ago) link

P
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A
Y

markers, Tuesday, 6 March 2012 21:18 (eight years ago) link

one year passes...

Does anyone know if this 'All Access' thing will be available on iOS? I have my collection on google's servers and the ability to listen to something there that's not on their new spotify thing, all in one place, would be cool...

calstars, Wednesday, 15 May 2013 19:10 (seven years ago) link

subscription-based with no free option (except for the initial month)

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 15 May 2013 19:56 (seven years ago) link

iOS users left out, no dedicated app means I'll be staying with spotify

calstars, Wednesday, 15 May 2013 20:19 (seven years ago) link

after playing around with this for an hour or so, I've come up with exactly zero reasons to use this over Spotify or Rdio. the available catalog is weaker, there is no native app unless you are using an Android device, no Last.fm or Facebook integration, no support for Sonos, Roku or any other devices, the recommendation engine sucks, and the UI is the same crappy UI they rolled out over a year ago. all of these things could change over time, but based on Google's track record they won't.

this was just a move to beat Apple to market. it doesn't seem like Google has any interest in developing a product that people will actually want to use. now I just need to remember to cancel before the subscription charge hits.

fffv, Wednesday, 15 May 2013 20:31 (seven years ago) link

actually, being able to combine my personal library and the catalog library and have it all available in the cloud is nice. too bad I don't have the patience to wait the two weeks it takes to upload my library. and too bad about everything else.

fffv, Thursday, 16 May 2013 16:34 (seven years ago) link

I've been using the Google Play service for a couple years now. It's nice if you just want to be able to listen to something wherever you have an internet connection. It's easier to use at work than Spotify because it doesn't require you to install anything — you just stream from the browser. The mobile integration has always been half-assed, but hey, it's free. I can't complain too much; they're letting me store 20,000 songs and access them for uninterrupted streaming, again, for free.

This All Access thing they rolled out yesterday seems useless. I'll just stick to my library, thanks.

Austin, Thursday, 16 May 2013 17:23 (seven years ago) link

using it through safari on ios sux, 'cause it stops playing after one song.

calstars, Thursday, 16 May 2013 17:24 (seven years ago) link

my initial hate is fading a bit. queuing and playlist creation is pretty slick for a web app. nicer than Rdio and not applicable with Spotify. the lack of Last.fm integration can be overcome pretty easily with a Chrome extension or Greasescript.

I currently pay for both Spotify and Rdio (for most things I prefer Rdio, but I use Spotify to cover some catalog gaps). if Google released a decent iOS app or improved the way it works in mobile Safari I might dump one of them for this. if they added 3rd party support so that I could run it through my Sonos I'd consider dumping both. with that said, I'm still annoyed that they didn't try harder to differentiate and/or improve over the existing services.

fffv, Thursday, 16 May 2013 19:07 (seven years ago) link

I use Google Music and it's great, with the caveat that you have to upload the mp3s upfront. Their Music Manager program does all the work though -- you just point it at a folder or tell it to upload whatever is in / gets added to iTunes and it does that then and on-going as you add more. The easy part is I can stream to any pc, my old android phone (works great over old 3G), and even the iPad. I do wish they had an iOS app, but I use a third-party app called gMusic which can be a little buggy but is cheap and gives you most of the functionality of the iPad's Music app.

I'll have to see if the streaming service is worth it, but Google Music itself is free and seems like an easy way to access your mp3s from anywhere.

city worker, Thursday, 16 May 2013 22:04 (seven years ago) link

gmusic works great for me on the iPhone, but is completely buggy to the point of being useless on the ipad

PaulTMA, Friday, 17 May 2013 02:44 (seven years ago) link

four years pass...

I'm using it and Im loving it - I like the match feature - and its a good way to back up all yrou compact discks

Violet Jax (Violet Jynx), Tuesday, 30 May 2017 15:34 (three years ago) link

They're now offering a free trial for 4 months and I signed up to give it a whirl. I've been a Spotify user for 5 years but have noticed enough differences in their catalogs that I'm intrigued. I mainly use streaming for music discovery and stream my own library separately.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Tuesday, 30 May 2017 15:47 (three years ago) link

I noticed if you have a lahfshit copy of an mp3 they will match it with a good quality one - nice!

Violet Jax (Violet Jynx), Tuesday, 30 May 2017 16:40 (three years ago) link

The most important part of Google Play Music is how it makes YouTube ad-free. Otherwise, it's comparable to the other services. Less ubiquitous and social as Spotify, doesn't integrate with iTunes like Apple Music. Catalog is very similar now. Doesn't recommend as well as Apple or Spotify, either. But seriously, no ads on Youtube can't be beat.

Spencer Chow, Tuesday, 30 May 2017 17:10 (three years ago) link

i use this thing. my only problem is you can't be listening and play a youtube video at the same time, which is fucked. especially if you're downstairs listening to music and someone wants to watch a youtube upstairs on your computer

just another (diamonddave85), Tuesday, 30 May 2017 17:42 (three years ago) link

one year passes...

I noticed if you have a lahfshit copy of an mp3 they will match it with a good quality one - nice!

I've tried a million times to upload the ABBA And Prisoners Of Technology mash up "Chiq" as part of The Outlaws album and it point blank refuses to play this and instead replaces it with a (nice, clean) MP3 of Chiquitita. Can you turn matching off (I'm wondering as I type this)...?

Ned Trifle X, Monday, 13 August 2018 10:40 (two years ago) link

OK, ignore me, I see there's a "fix incorrect match " option. Carry on.

Ned Trifle X, Monday, 13 August 2018 10:45 (two years ago) link

Well, that did NOT work. Sigh.

Ned Trifle X, Monday, 13 August 2018 14:21 (two years ago) link

I ran into this issue a little while back, when I noticed the YYYs’ “Black Tongue” was censored (of all things)

empire bro-lesque (morrisp), Monday, 13 August 2018 16:29 (two years ago) link

The “fix incorrect match” thing does work but is slow (24-48 hours in my experience) and you need to have the pc and software it loaded through connected so it pulls in your original mp3 whenever the heck it’s ready to.

city worker, Monday, 13 August 2018 18:19 (two years ago) link

Ah, right. Too impatient me. I'll wait a bit!

Ned Trifle X, Monday, 13 August 2018 21:02 (two years ago) link

I've not been able to connect through Music Manager for weeks. I've tried a bunch of fixes and fuck knows. I'd assumed it was part of the great phasing out project but maybe I'm just a spanner.

The shard-borne beetle with his drowsy hums (Chinaski), Monday, 13 August 2018 21:09 (two years ago) link

This service suxx (particularly both desktop & app UI); but it was the only free option I found a few years ago when I decided to begin ripping & uploading a bunch of my CDs... so it's what I use.

empire bro-lesque (morrisp), Monday, 13 August 2018 21:21 (two years ago) link

two years pass...

I've begun to switch to YouTube Music and meh. Google Play Music wasn't perfect but I'd figured out how to automatically upload anything I added to my collection and could download select albums to my (Android) phone.

Uploading to YouTube Music is straightforward enough but navigating uploads is awkward and I can't see a way to download to a device. Anyone worked out how to do this?

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Sunday, 13 September 2020 11:08 (one week ago) link


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