Google rolls out Free Music Service for India
Search Engine Giant, Google has introduced a free music search service in India which links users to legal music streaming on partner sites. It started late Thursday, this week and is called Google Music Search (India) Labs. The service allows users to search a song by its title, artist, movie or album.
Currently, users will be allowed to listen to streaming music online from various partner sites and it won’t allow users to download the music, but Google has mentioned that some of the partners may offer music downloads some time later. Some of the major partners are in.com and Saavn.com.
Such a move is expected to combat the privacy issues in the Indian music industry as Google Music Search (India) is currently offering only Hindi songs. The service licenses meta-data of thousands of songs owned or licensed by partners to make them searchable on the Internet. Once the user finds the song he/she wants to listens the partners stream the music directly from their websites to the users system.
Google has mentioned that this new music service is currently a lab product which is experimental and it is not guaranteed that it will make it to Google.com. “We’re rolling this out as a labs product and look forward to your feedback so we can improve the offering,” as mentioned on Google India Blog.