Google: New Music Search Function

October 28, 2009

image: TechCrunch

Looks like it’s conference week for me (ha). Today, Google announced their new music search function, and I was invited to speak on a panel regarding the new function, what it means for the fan (like us) who wants to find and purchase new music. I met and spoke with a handful of really smart, really fun peeps (shouts out to Bill, Courtney, Ali, RJ and all the awesome Google staff).

What I think most of you will be interested to know is that Google is rolling this function out in the U.S. right now. When you search for new music, you will immediately see a few options of songs to play, plus links to the artists tour dates and purchase options. Knowing how much we all hate clicking on a dozen things to get to the place we want, this is a welcome improvement (now all I need to do is finally get our tech department to do the same with our, LPU, and LPN login).

Here’s the info from their blog, and a picture from the event. Keep an eye out online, as there will be some performances–including one by Dead By Sunrise.



PS: Ironic that Mos Def was on the panel, since I just posted his BET performance:

EDIT: I almost forgot…HUGE thank you to OneRepublic for letting me eat some of their In N Out burgers. Seriously. A life saver.



  1. Maaark on November 2, 2009 at 4:25 am

    Hey Mike. For sure it’s an interesting and useful tool, just hope they release it in Brazil as soon as possible. Everyone uses Google here to search for anything they want/need, so I think this new tool would be a huge success here! πŸ™‚

    By the way, I laughed so hard at the second pic. You’re wearing the jacket Stryker made fun of. “You have your favorite pair of jeans, I have my favorite jacket so fuck off!” HAHAHA!

    You’re the best man, take care! πŸ™‚

  2. Jo_o8 on November 2, 2009 at 3:25 am

    Mike you are not looking very happy in that photo, you must of been hungry.

  3. Rex on October 31, 2009 at 3:18 am

    i agree, it would be nice for LP websites to be up to date and high tech.

  4. maria on October 31, 2009 at 1:35 am

    Hey, that’s sounds pretty good. And I am really glad that they organize such conferences and also the fact that they organize it in business like way or in a proper way means that it’s going to work somehow. And I think that One Republic is one of the bands that can play rock music and add their some changes. Also they can try to develop the alternative field if they really want to. And glad that One Republic gave you to eat something. That means that you have a good friend among them. Happy Halloween, Mike.

  5. Evgeniy on October 30, 2009 at 1:47 pm

  6. rockermeg on October 30, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    That’s cool πŸ˜€
    When is it going international?

  7. Madlen on October 30, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    I think the coolest thing about is that you can write part of the lyrics and it finds the song…that’s the thing I need the most:DIt’s a busy week for you,huh?:DSo what is the deal about the fans being able to watch you guys online while you’re doing the record?Is this about the LPTV episodes or something like a webcam?Do tell πŸ˜€

  8. Gwinplaine on October 30, 2009 at 10:32 am

    Mike, Listen to “LockJaw” in reverse, the guitar is really cool…morally ennobling…your songs in reverse also fantastic…waiting for the new album…
    p.s. acapellas in reverse are so ridiculous…) especially voice of Busta Rhymes…)

  9. RurouniKenshin on October 30, 2009 at 9:08 am

    This new stuff will help me in many ways , thanks Google Team !

    Btw As half Japanese like you I would say Good Choice dude .. coz In N Out burgers is a simple traditional dishes with a good quality ingredient , yea I don’t really like the food with too much garnish to attract other people taste and the form also doesn’t make me sick like any other burger ! ( Mc Donald for example , too show off and Boring ) !!

  10. LPHooligan on October 30, 2009 at 8:25 am

    In N Out burgers was my favorite dish ( especially the thin one !! .. I hate Big size burger , yaaack .. disgusting ! ) and if it was already in my hand , I certainly wouldn’t want to share with anyone else including you !

  11. JPkaukonen on October 30, 2009 at 8:17 am

    Hi Mike!!

    Just wanted to say, that we have finished our debut album and it’ll be released on November 23!


    We have a tour coming up in the U.S. and Kanada, kicking off next month!!

    This thing is rolling very good now and every band member feels happy and exited. πŸ™‚

    Thank you Mike for including us in your blogs earlier, I love you, take care! πŸ™‚

    ALL NEW:

  12. aussieChazz on October 30, 2009 at 8:17 am

    I’m drooling just thinking about that damn fine burger , Hahaha !

    EDIT : I need food with amazing taste, doesn’t contain much fat and also not included into the β€˜ Boring Bullshit food β€˜ category for my lunch , I think you just give me a Good idea , thanks dude !

  13. Curiosa on October 30, 2009 at 7:41 am

    Dude, you seriously need to take time out to eat something before you start looking sickly skinny & have it start negatively affecting your body. Please take care of yourself. πŸ™‚ hugs Definitely a big thanks to OneRepublic. I’ve always liked those guys. πŸ™‚ Oh & yeah, I heard about it thanks to twitter & saw some pics while it was going on πŸ˜‰ , even saw a pic of DBS performing. Sounded like an interesting conference. Thanks for letting us know. πŸ™‚ btw, nice pumpkins have a Happy Halloween. πŸ™‚

    @miKer0cks: Actually DJ Cheapshot is the 1st guy I saw wearing the “colorful” shirts especially like the one Mike wore to that skateboard movie premiere that Cheap, Ryu & Ap also attended.

  14. zahra on October 30, 2009 at 6:36 am

    looking good mike ,as always!…wow! cool info….thanx…oh and i cant wait 4 the fast easy login to and LPUand AT THE SAME TIME….LOL!…its really annoying to have to login every time u get in these site!…my home page is lol!……anyways i happy Halloween!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. _Tiff_Tiff_33_LP_ on October 30, 2009 at 5:31 am

    Dude that sounds really awsome,I like that,and iv’e always thought about seeing something like that on the about how cool that would be to use!!!!!^_^

  16. MobzSean1 on October 30, 2009 at 5:19 am

    links to the artists tour dates and purchase options ! … Awesome !!!

    In N Out burgers ??!!?? .. hell yeah baby lol !

  17. jeffryLP on October 30, 2009 at 3:58 am

    Cool info but That Burger has made my mouth watering LOL !

  18. DemonNoir99 on October 30, 2009 at 3:54 am

    Rule no 1 : Don’t ever leave the house with an empty stomach LOL !! ..
    Awesome info btw !!

  19. luckyluck on October 30, 2009 at 3:38 am

    Google always makes a great breakthrough and provide cradle facilities and unconsciously , they turn us into a Geeky Cyberspace Junkies !

  20. lepetitangedemerde on October 30, 2009 at 2:45 am

    It’s a good idea for music world !! I look forward to this website !!!

    Speaking of sharing music, I would like to share with your my two remixes of Linkin Park & God Is Astronaut at this URL:

    I want your opinion and why not that of Mike Shinoda: D

    Thank you guys !

  21. boyzdontcry on October 30, 2009 at 2:32 am

    I just know that speaking at a conference can spend so much energy and make you hunger .. seriously What actually did you discuss there dude ??

  22. RicoRodz on October 30, 2009 at 2:23 am

    Great info but I’m more focus to that In N Out burgers πŸ˜‰

  23. Morinoajin on October 30, 2009 at 1:38 am

    Cool- can’t wait! Music was the only catagory that I didn’t seach on google πŸ˜„
    Now hopefully that’s gonna change :]

  24. LPmadman on October 30, 2009 at 12:45 am

    I need this info ,thanks dude ..

    btw that life saver In N Out burgers , sound delicious to me !! .. Yum ..

  25. girlaloud on October 30, 2009 at 12:40 am

    I really wanted to give a lil comment about your conference but Eminem Hot Air makes me a little drift LOL … sorry !

    Man.. i need In N Out burgers now lol !!!

  26. Xenith on October 29, 2009 at 4:27 pm


    I was invited to that conference and declined!!!!




  27. cincybmxlpfreak on October 29, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    Cool. I can’t wait to see how awesome it is and where it’ll go. Lol at the burger thing. In N Out is amazing. I’m sad that I’m not getting stationed in Santa Barbara anymore. I would’ve loved to get me some In N Out. Maybe there’s In N Out in Vegas?

  28. Anstice on October 29, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    From our blog ( or

    “On the other end of the spectrum, I’m beginning to think that perhaps Mike should take more time out of his day to make sure he is adequately fed and watered before leaving his house. That way he doesn’t have to take other celebrities’ food during events.”


  29. cuz on October 29, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    I love that you attend conferences. It’d be great to know what you speech was about. Hope you have great time out there πŸ™‚

  30. natalia_spain on October 29, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    i think in the frist photo u have face of: what’s up?? xDD well, i don’t comment nothing ’cause i don’t understand a lot…sorry xDD

  31. miKer0cks on October 29, 2009 at 11:19 am

    Well big thx to OneRepublic for giving you a burger. (No more cookies Mike? :P) But I think Ryan is stealing your style! You’re the only one who wears those awesome, colorful shirts! LOL xD

    All in all, it seems it was a pretty interesting conference πŸ™‚ They should call you more often in coferences and graduations. You should come to mine next year! πŸ˜› haha! Nice work, Dr. Shinoda πŸ˜‰

    PS. Since Halloween is in 2 days are you planning to do anything to the guys? Like a prank or something? You should make a t-shirt that says ” Twitter is life” or “I love cheesecake” (cause Phi is talking about cheesecakes all the time now :P) and give it to Dave. LOL

  32. murry on October 29, 2009 at 10:09 am

    I hope you made friends with Ryan Tedder, because I just saw One Republic live a couple weeks ago and they were amazing. Way better than I expected.

    Also, Mike what do you think about this?

  33. liope on October 29, 2009 at 9:54 am

    How perfect can that be!!!! πŸ˜€ That’s awesome news!! ^^

    And yes! Of course all of us should thank One Republic for not letting our man starve! πŸ™‚

  34. Dori on October 29, 2009 at 9:39 am

    that’s pretty cool for google users… (yeah, so I’m not dope ok!? lol) I’m a yahoo and, and sometimes, MSN girl… but that’s great tho cause it really does suck clicking a million things to get to the ONE thing you’re looking for…

  35. Dreams_of_you on October 29, 2009 at 9:21 am

    finally))) is a very useful project =)
    Google super!! XDD

  36. ErbseLP on October 29, 2009 at 8:33 am

    Hrhr… uhm, sry I must a little bit laugh about the Name… “Nussbaum”… it’s the german word for “walnut-tree”. ^^Β°

  37. Banquet_Tables_Pro on October 29, 2009 at 7:49 am

    Mike its funny that you are involved in this web stuff.

    I am in e commerce. I actually joined here after seeing a video of you speaking to Web Pro News at Blog World. Your comments on Artistic Honesty & Intention were taken to heart. They inspired a change in our corp philosophy, because we realized something was being severely overlooked.


  38. xXLEOXx on October 29, 2009 at 7:45 am

    I love your hair!I bet your wife do always tousle in it, right? Please, do never cut them like to 2006 times, ok? That was too short!^^ Was a busy week for you, hu? But don’t overwork you, ok? We still need you!! πŸ˜€ Hopefully the burgers were good.. DIG IN, man!! xD Have a nice week, Mike! Regards from Germany! Leo β™₯
    P.s.: Hoodies are the best, right? πŸ˜€

  39. TheDarkPrince on October 29, 2009 at 6:30 am

    Actually I don’t have a problem with This Site or LPN but if you guys want to give some additions and improvements that sounded more better !

    PS : Doc Shinoda The hairy guy !!

  40. BlackHawk on October 29, 2009 at 6:22 am

    These new items would be very useful ..

  41. PankakeMunky on October 29, 2009 at 6:18 am

    This conference sounds really interesting. It’s about time that Google did something for the people and made everything condensed together. You’d think that with all of these new stuff coming out with technology, you’d think of merging it all together to make it universal. Now if only Google could make every single card machine at every store universal so I don’t have to get confused with what to do and what buttons to click when I’m trying to buy a simple bag of potatoes…

  42. ShimizuAiko on October 29, 2009 at 5:59 am

    Ryan Tedder saved your life just because has allowed you to eat their In N Out burgers ?? ..uhm That’s ironic btw speaking abt OneRepublic I like their song , Apologize πŸ™‚

  43. Lvix on October 29, 2009 at 5:27 am

    That sounds all cool and gret but a little chinese to me:p
    Hoerai for One Republik!:d


  44. lovableFreak on October 29, 2009 at 2:33 am

    Dr. Shinoda is important, huh? πŸ˜‰ seriously… as long as those conferences have a good background go and spread your opinions. haha. well, i’m not sure about this twitter-thing, yet… though… πŸ˜€

  45. Ezza on October 29, 2009 at 2:25 am

    yay no more trawling through countless irrelivant pgs! is it too much to ask to keep the log in thing at the top of the pg like it is on the lpn so then when ppl get to ur blog they dont like me read a post then click on it to comment only to remember to log in and then it either takes u to the lpn home pg or back to ur blog instead of the story u clicked on and have to go through it all again… to be honnest i dont care what happens as long as its not a pain in the arse like it is now..phew! there’s my 2 cents worth :)…

  46. abbykulyde on October 29, 2009 at 2:23 am

    i thought you know that Mos Def was part of the Google conference that’s why you posted a video of him, hahaha!! kinda strange.. i was searching for your photos online while you were in the conference.. busy week huh!

    btw, nice hair mike..


  47. GraiggyLand on October 29, 2009 at 1:17 am

    hey Mike, winter is coming… so hair are growing… ;o)

  48. soyuneik on October 29, 2009 at 12:43 am

    Everyday I wake up and come up with a new invention before the coffee. Today it was heating water on a greener molecular level via specialize faucets. (Whatever the hell that means) It just took forever to clean my coffee cup out….water was wasted and angry thoughts were formed. Going to a Google conference makes you an uber geek too.
    That’s right, embrace your geekism Shinoda.

  49. MrJQ23 on October 29, 2009 at 12:27 am

    “some” of their In N Out burgers? as in more than one? atta boy shinoda! The rule at In N Out is always get at least 2 Double-Doubles, both “Animal Style” (extra pickles and grilled onions with everything else), and order fry-lites (fries lightly fried). Completely take off the wrapping of the burgers before you eat them so the sauce and excess “mess” can drip over the fries. This will now create your own version of “Animal Style” Fries. For all you readers out there: make sure when you are visiting the Southwest portion of the United States, please enjoy one of the best burgers on earth. The Habit Burger Grill second on the list of great quality burgers on this side of America.

  50. Hawaii_LP_fan on October 28, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    Mmm, no disrespect to Mos Def but I beg to differ about M. Shinoda not lookin’ hot. Can I say “sssizzle”? Haha πŸ˜‰ Love the new hair style. Oh, congrats on being chosen for Google’s new music search function. They chose the perfect source! P.S. Don’t work too hard…have fun too! πŸ™‚

  51. 786khadija on October 28, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    Question to our esteemed “Dr” Shinoda, the music biz has changed so much since LP were first signed do you think this is a positive or negative thing ? All the downloads, Youtube, ringtones, widgets etc…. Has music lost some of it’s purity or is it a good thing to make record companies want to hold on to their assets ? Or will record companies go the way of the dinosaur, so many people have home recording and can put their music straight on Myspace, Youtube, Itunes, CDBaby. Do we really still need the commercial record industry at all ? Havent they just become marketing tools in themselves ? Oh and I think you look nice rocking that hoody, if a little Chester-ish LOL !

  52. SkullzTatz on October 28, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    Awesome but Sorry i’ve to say that Mos Def look hotter than you .. lol !!!

  53. ShadowerLiltani on October 28, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    While your at it, and I am not sure if any other fans feel this way, but I am so sick and tired of that background music that plays on your blog and on It makes it very difficult for me to hear what’s on a video I’m watching at your site, because the music can’t be turned off. I’ve tried looking in the account settings, regarding the LPN, and still can’t find a way to make the music go away. At least give us an easy option to shut it off, so we can watch the music videos without having to go to youtube.

  54. lp_fm_fan on October 28, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    Cool! Haha, yeah conference week! How does it feel to be more involved? Is it always this busy for you? You’ve been everywhere lately!

    How was the #140conf? Did you make any new Twitter friends? πŸ˜„ or followers, ha.

    Edit: Wow, really? Not even time to eat? You really are always busy, damn! And I thought I was busy….

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