Google has launched Google Music, a new service which is intended to give searchers fast links to song lyrics, musical artists and CD titles on the main search results page. Google Music will allows users to type in the name of a band, artist, album or song in the main Google search bar, and view results at the top of the page accompanied by icons of music notes.
Furthermore, Google Music results will also include links to supplemental Google Web pages with more information about the music, including names of tracks on a CD and other CDs a band or artist has released. In addition, snippets of reviews from sites on the Web (and links to those sites) will also be featured.
Personally, I think it's great to see that Google is committed to adding and providing valuable search services to its users, but in my opinion they are too little, too late. Ask Jeeves, MSN, and Yahoo! all offer music search tools, and have been doing so for some time now. In fact, I find myself searching music and entertainment related topics on the Ask Jeeves quite frequently, and doubt that I, or others, will be able to switch that easily. Jeeves' music search feature is that good, and Google will need to offer me more to completely win me over.