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This article was published on November 16, 2011

Google Music Launches with EMI, Universal, Sony and Indies to Offer 13M Tracks, 8M Live Today

Google Music Launches with EMI, Universal, Sony and Indies to Offer 13M Tracks, 8M Live Today
Matthew Panzarino
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Matthew Panzarino

Matthew Panzarino was Managing Editor at TNW. He's no longer with the company, but you can follow him on Twitter. Matthew Panzarino was Managing Editor at TNW. He's no longer with the company, but you can follow him on Twitter.

Today at the launch of its Google Music product, Google announced that its partners include EMI, Universal, Sony Music Entertainment, as well as a bunch of smaller indie labels, this makes it over 1,000 partners total.

These partnerships will allow Google to offer 13M tracks on the Android Market, 8M of which are live today.

Google also announced that it would be hosting exclusive concerts from The Rolling stones, an exclusive live EP from Coldplay and it would debut Busta Rhymes latest album.

Google followed that up with the announcement of its Artist Hub service that will allow independent artists to sell their music on Google’s Android Market. Google says that it had an immense amount of interest in the beta version of the service, with 1 million testers listening to 2.5 hours of music a day.

Another cool feature of the new Google Music service is that you can choose to share a song that you’ve purchased on Google+ from the web interface and the people you share it with can play the entire song right from inside their Google+ stream. This also works for entire albums.