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 linkinpark.com, 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.