The music service puts its money on Tunigo, a long-time partner that has had its own discovery app on Spotify.
Twitter dives into the streaming music scene with its own app, and Android users can try Chat Heads without Facebook Home. Also, Bridget Carey previews new gadgets, including a smart thermostat and a wireless charging case for the iPhone 5.
Magnifier is designed to help Music Beta users expand their online music libraries while discovering new artists and genres.
The site's MusicMap lets you enter an artist's name, then shows you their relationship to similar artists on a visual map. You can also enter the names of three favorites and get up to a dozen suggestions.
Senior Editor Donald Bell offers five tips for easily finding new and exciting music online.
Shazam's iPhone application recognizes music playing around you and offers you a direct link to iTunes to buy the song (if it's available).
Artist best known for classic album So is set to help unveil The Filter, a free software download that recommends songs, other media based on a user's digital library.
A new music aggregation tool, FoxyTunes Planet helps you discover new music and dig deeper into your favorite artist.
Google's popular video site rolls out its long-teased contender in the paid streaming-music business. Called Music Key, it may have the best chance yet to popularize music subscriptions.
As expected, the microblogging service's social music site goes live, but the features aren't there yet.