Some of the highlights for the new service include adding a new music store to Android Market that is integrated with Google Music; cloud storage and streaming, a selection of 13 million tracks; and the ability to buy a song or album and then offer friends or family the ability to hear them once free of charge.
Guests entering the Los Angeles art studio where the function was held were greeted by two-model types wearing T-Mobile hoodies. T-Mobile is enabling users to tuck Google Music song purchases into their phone bill.
Talk about impulse buying.
Artists can pay $25 to create a profile and then upload songs, link to music videos and set their own prices. They keep 70 percent of the revenue generated. Google also supplies them with sales data.
Before YouTube, Levine was associate general counsel for RealNetworks. She's photographed here in Mr. Brainwash's Studio following the Google Music launch.
The Los Angeles building where the event was held was said to be Guetta's studio.