November 17, 2011 8:21

Google Music launches with exclusives from The Rolling Stones, Coldplay, Pearl Jam

Service fully launched in the US last night (November 16)

Google Music launches with exclusives from The Rolling Stones, Coldplay, Pearl Jam

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Google's long-awaited music store was launched in the US last night (November 16) with a number of exclusives from artists such as The Rolling Stones and Coldplay.

The service offers a mixture of streaming, downloads and social media, syncing users' entire music library across their devices.

Google launched a music store in Android Market which integrates with the service and allows users to download more than 13 million tracks from major labels such as Universal, Sony and EMI.

Tracks bought from the store are automatically synced to users' libraries, while there is also the option to share one full free play of a track with a friend using the Google+ social networking site.

Announcing the launch on the Official Google Blog, Senior Vice President of Mobile at the search engine giant Andy Rubin said:

Google Music helps you spend more time listening to your collection and less time managing it. And don’t forget to turn your speakers up to 11.


Exclusives on the service include an unheard concert recording from The Rolling Stones, a Coldplay live track, Busta Rhymes' first single from his upcoming album 'Why Stop Now', along with content from Shakira, Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band and DJ Tiesto.

There has been no word yet on when the service will be launched in the UK.

See Music.google.com for more information.

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