Google has finally revealed all the juicy details about Google Music. Starting today, users can upload up to 20,000 songs in the cloud for free. Yes, that’s F-R-E-E. The service will conveniently allow users to stream their music collections via the web or their mobile devices anywhere there’s an internet connection. No wires whatsoever.
The platform is open to everyone across the U.S. right now, with no word on if and when it’ll be available globally. For users who hopped on the beta that was openned earlier this year, the cloud storage aspect will be nothing new.
In addition, a new Android Market music store has been introduced that will be fully integrated with Google Music as well. Users will have access to over 8 million songs starting today, with the grand total rising up to 13 million in the coming future. Of course, this will be tied neatly into Google+, allowing fans to share their favorite music finds via the social network. The new experience was presented by Google as a way to discover, purchase, share and enjoy digital music in a unique and personalized way.
The search giant has partnered with labels Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group, EMI – absent is Warner Music Group – and over 1,000 well-known independent labels including Merge Records, Warp Records, Matador Records and XL Recordings – that’s a boatload of music.
Much like other digital music stores, users will have the option of purchasing either individual songs or full albums. Once music is purchased, it’ll automatically be added to the user’s Google Music library and accessible from anywhere.
As an incentive to get consumers to hop aboard, Google is celebrating the launch by offering up exclusive content from The Rolling Stones, Coldplay, Busta Rhymes, Shakira, Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band and Tiesto.
What do you think of Google Music?