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The event and from what we've heard in advance were expecting.
There -- some some leaked screen shots already I think we're expecting basically an iTunes competitor of some sort.
That they will start selling music Al La iTunes and Amazon and and to -- the juiciest possibility that there may be some sharing built in.
Yet this social feature that people are rumbling about right now is I imagine there a secret twist where you might be able to at least for a limited amount of shares.
A song that you have be able to kind of send it to someone over FaceBook or through some sort of you know attach it where they'll be able to click a link the listen to that song completely in its entirety.
Either one or two times before then they have -- this is a person what a way to suck in your friend yes Michael and a way to suck in different.
I swear I don't mean to be that person but this is a feature I have been asking the music industry for but for a decade full -- -- limited personal sharing so that you can decide if you like a song has.
What my friends and I do you already it's just.
We email each other stuff.
And RR I double A Wilson will see if that how much of that's generally goes is up.
Sharing a 62 clip -- because iTunes.
Actually iTunes is extended their preview up to one minute thirty -- so I -- it.
At the same time it is simply sharing a full song yeah retreat plays yeah that's that's what the realm Reno rumors RA but I'm just saying I wouldn't be surprised if it was just limited to 130 because -- -- -- what's out there right now true like -- is Google really giving them.
That they would say here's your entire song I'm just throwing it out there.
And be well I mean this tech -- a little bit sound possible actually that the re that one of consequence of that is that that is indeed what Google's promising when they wanna do and that according to early rumors that one consequence of that demand is that -- not -- -- but they're so that they may launch today with only three of the big four.
Other universal bought EMI's announced it -- the Big Three it's a universal it's -- EMI.
It's the fourth.
Yeah I -- a prompting Sony universal -- science arm rank. In mind universal's universal body human.
So he says -- -- universal and EMI just merged.
Any way of we'll figure that out -- they may be without Warner and Warner's the permanent -- now.
Didn't they just -- they just got Sony on board like very recently Apple -- a glass just like last night over the gap.
But we're hoping that -- -- that that will be there twists and music director of a lot of people are asking.
You know I've seen this headline now fifteen times it is like Google gets into the music industry eight years late.
Arguably yeah I get hello -- would -- -- -- arguably but it is still is in an industry very much in flux because that the industry continues to fight digital distribution they're still arguing over pricing.
You know they just now managed to push -- tiered pricing that dollar twenty -- congressman and sends.
There's still some innovation to be -- -- done -- I think even though obviously.
ITunes does have an eight year.
Relatively insurmountable sounding. You have the other.
Thing is that still even to -- day. Amazon although with their music store which was implemented on Google devices where you can purchase songs I was kind of the store.
Destination to buy songs.
It's still wasn't able to do really seen any major market share or get a foothold on those devices Dallas kind of an opportunity to here's the alternative to iTunes.
And it'll be in Justine.
-- there Google's service here even with the sharing feature.
Will people be consuming music -- even though they already had the property with Amazon which is.
On C I've shifted all my music purchasing to Amazon for the most part -- already and most people Amazon hasn't.
They never even though they have a great price on the -- he never really were able to convince people that you know it.
We're selling you MP -- -- you can use everywhere.
And they had a different here for a while they had the cheaper music they still had the same pretty much --
Relatively the same is a -- that iTunes had.
But people are still comfortable on iTunes and Amazon was ever in every -- really make a 5% 10% difference to -- cause I got cell.
With Google -- jump in this it it does feel like it's a little crowded market where people have shown their loyalties. Ware ruled ago.
Well to me they killer aspect of whatever Google's gonna announce today is Andrew.
And the mobile devices like we've talked so much about them the mobile.
Ecosystem and the idea that you have to kind of own all of the content on the device Android is outselling -- to me if they make a foothold here with Google music -- -- get everybody on Android.
Using an integrated Google music experience.
For sure error.
A killer feature in terms of the whole platform.
-- we also saw how Google.
Released earlier -- music beta which use their cloud service and allowed you from your mobile device to upload and this is a beta service still I'm.
I'm assuming it'll be completely.
You know rolled into this new service that they announced today and it will be official but you're able to upload.
Your legal songs -- to their cloud and then play them from not only your computer but also from your Android phones --
I just damages to me was like a starting point for that yeah I think it's it's probably only -- apparently out one limelight is reporting Andy Rubin is in the house in the -- -- boss.
Not surprising to the thing that I think a lot of -- be tied to that standard hopes and when energy hopes will be tied to --
Physical -- right now on our live blog so.
There are two ways to be consuming buzz out -- and -- -- -- don't know if you want to chat along with your fellow viewers you can do that with -- -- client.
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Or you can do that cnet.com slash live which is just or video and then -- --
If you if you don't stand alone.
Can -- so I think we think am I implement our new blog post about like how to get to the CNET soaking in a chat room with the tires the client -- Casey bird does exactly this eventuality I think you should do a how to video and it deserves to live from.
But it's there should be -- of -- -- figured out.
So this is happening now in LA. And it's got it's like some super kind of grungy cool again.
And plays -- -- Room.
Tools firing up right now this is a circle logo away noting he has good is actually live streaming video and it which is kind of helpful -- that's just their logo prep peanuts into -- -- standby.
But they have like you said kind of in this.
-- stylistic. Room where there's images like tell the whole pop.
Ben Franklin with headphones that are there's a few pictures of that you know Jimi Hendrix.
So I wonder what it could --
Apps the apps. Apps that I -- -- -- -- in Vienna now.
There's actually a funny comment on one little lights -- at the -- actually -- they say no offense to Google we thought we'd see bigger speakers and music and making them easily -- -- -- -- -- -- after.
Lately super --
-- -- it is happening in LA in case you're wondering. And our editors are on -- -- think we have.
The couple editors actually there are just endocrine just -- -- -- were actually at the event and then we have a couple people in our like -- -- in providing color in house.
Including Donald bell who would otherwise be here with us -- -- his -- and color on top of color -- learnt. So it is waiting for them to start and now once they do you obviously we'll keep will keep the info coming.
Dell also for those you and -- live -- you guys have any questions you wanna throw out to us.
And just kind of your thoughts feel free to just throw them directly into the live -- you know we'll talk about it we have a little time before.
The actual event starts probably a year started about the next by the ten minutes but you know we're hanging out here with -- it.
I'm -- I'm wondering as.
When you're an Android user because you know in a -- you're kind of -- --
We're using it as a media consumption device as much your Android phone personally leaning like -- -- purchasing music on it where you react distillery actively doing that yes.
It was play it and even my iPhone is the same Alan my phone has become the center of my mobile world.
Are my media world and I was mainly music at the -- as my only music player -- even gave up on.
Taking a standalone player to the jam and Atlantic with -- and -- absolutely that I can have.
Can we missed some stuff I mean two things in and it's too -- -- but no I I used. Andhra and means there that -- Amazon MP3.
Like -- -- front and -- I have been known to hear a song on the radio buy -- online stoplight and then plugin accessory it was good enough.
You go and -- around.
Because that's one thing that.
For that for them to really be able to capitalize on this is the behavior of the general Android user.
You know needs to be that.
Enough that there are not any but.
I just have felt in on other platforms -- the Apple plumber because they built -- -- kind of -- as a media device media centric device.
At that the natural evolution of its doesn't like layout I'm going to interact with the media I know iTunes -- I know the App Store.
And Android marketplace announcing that they don't know it but maybe the general personalities and it may not be saying -- -- my go to phone to content download and purchase media directly on the device.
I mean I think you know there ever there was a good read a funny Ballmer today Robert -- FM.
By a former senator -- and authored -- an expense.
But he wrote why would Google sell music for big reasons and the and one of those big for reasons -- -- Google wants to be like Apple and they wanna be like Apple in the sense that they close the loop.
Line then the media experience and ecosystem experience like it does need to be integrated I -- it's super cool that.
I have Android marketplace and I can figure out a way to get video and figure -- -- way to get music -- got a way to get books and whatever but.
Apple has it sewn up pretty -- in terms of like.
It's all right there front and center with their apps and I think Google wants to be able to offer the same experience they don't automatically -- Amazon MP3 icon and there -- clicked on the Google music --
Where then everything is -- like you said music movies books all in a one -- it'll you know five different tabs mean you get to you don't have to tell about any third party things -- -- confident so.
That some cool photos or send a pop up in our -- blog I mean it looks like this place.
LA offices are apparently amazing they've got all these like different spray painted -- all around this venue.
And -- in -- conflict that there's one that is what happens -- graffiti on it it just looks like the kind of the coolest place ever.
Is there a picture of lighting it'll all use the out of the app has yet to -- -- -- wallet like.
The Bandana as light over their over their faces.
It's -- an idea that -- -- -- new Google music studio and business law and this is probably like so cool do you guys ever seen a movie exit to the gift shop.
Now it was about ten of the phenomena that a little bit of the joke of pop art pop culture looked like.
Mixing and merge -- whether it's dark items are like -- just supposing two different things beautiful and sad but also easy like pop icons this is that type art that's like all over the plays Ben Franklin with modern headphones.
Beatles with gangster ban Dennis -- probably like.
At one of those banks not banks himself if -- windows on -- -- -- -- hip hop.
They might they probably -- you kidding me Google got a direct line to make New Hampshire.
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Currently know -- today no no no -- -- -- -- come on and.
Apparently just get help are reporting in our live blog that T-Mobile definitely taking a role in the announcement.
The girls at the check in table were dressed in T-Mobile shirts and shorts.
So we're expecting some kind of I don't know so they don't they weren't caused -- anything -- -- -- we -- about it.
May be the service -- at one -- and with a T-Mobile phone she speculates. That we -- --
We're now hours waiting when there -- have these big events and started.
Because they want us the link is immense and those although the music and reportedly just picked up so they think maybe -- includes certain.
Note also I'm music and -- It.
I've -- yes you guys I -- it was -- Cruces criticism mr. -- we were just talking about banks see the artist.
You guys are killing me reducing -- mr. brainwash was like the folk pop artists in this movie and they people lined up for hours to go see the newest.
Pop artists the newest bank C guy -- and -- candidate they were just mocking Howell.
How ridiculous was that people just look at the stuff and also it's like fine arts woman's -- -- for tens of thousands of dollars the skies just like those little like.
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People my -- are hidden.
So there's engines -- Thing that's been going around today the web actually about a related to this about whether CDs.
Are going to be dead -- a report from -- citing a number of anonymous music industry insiders who confirmed to that about a music magazine that month.
That the major labels are planning to stop.
Pressing new CD -- by the end of next year if not sooner.
The actual labels set Nellis and their story a while ago that Sony was shutting down some of their CD manufacturing facilities.
And so I'd sworn they had done that -- like six months ago stated because people just work.
Purchasing physical CDs any Mario blank CDRs people just aren't doing and then but for the music -- -- to do that how long.
They say they were pretty surprising -- and live twenty wildly and the -- fourteen months from now that seems highly unlikely to -- but it does mean the fact that there's that kind of anonymous source thing.
It could suggest if nothing else like a scaling back definitely -- they did say that they would be releasing like special like box sets and things like that.
So there would they would still have a -- for CDs.
Frank that's -- that's one way if they were at least one -- sell CDs may like you said kind of collector -- and premium editions for the hardcore collector it.
I purchased the music from artists I really care about.
And if you're so hardcore you want the -- -- --
Sees else -- is really short means to get scratched your sister I mean records have survived so long because they they have a -- -- really terrible hand.
Google whether Al -- there's a picture now -- our -- kind of thing cute cute and really kind of annoying hipster humor and there while I hate them.
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-- have asked people to silence their devices that's as far as we've gotten in terms of actually starting the event news flash.
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Today we're here to talk about music here to a little digital music has become fundamental to many things we care very much about.
Including the mobile experience the social experience. And the power of the web to improve people's lives.
And for music fans we believe that today's technology. Including high speed networks.
Powerful device platforms like Android.
Engaging social networks like Google+.
And advances in cloud services bring with -- the capability to dramatically improve the digital music experience.
In fact that's what consumers have come to expect.
Three -- a few months.
Back in May we -- -- music beta by Google.
-- match service that allows you to store your music collection in the cloud and -- access that music and placing bets.
On how long these things are gonna be -- are now actually -- -- say -- here we started eleven minutes -- done at three service.
305 -- -- a real -- -- Pacific time where you wanna cinemas 8317 Pacific imagine -- -- -- Internet seminar on your gonna put some money on this again.
Twenty dollars to two dollars and I have my usual two dollar bill -- and --
But if you go over -- stream music from any web -- they're talking about -- what you missed while we're betting.
Social networks and their power to enhanced music experience and that's -- --
You really responded to the opportunity to discover new music.
And add that music here collections instantly -- -- a music during -- -- -- service -- -- some 100 million capping was learned from the Google music beta and fibers.
Finally with the launch and ongoing success of Google+.
We learned that we could make music discovery and distribution social in and deeply integrated way.
Now during this time we've also seen the continuation of a dramatic trend in the mobile industry.
Back in May we announced that we had activated 100 million Android devices worldwide.
Just six months later I'm pleased to announce. And that was already -- -- -- the right.
And now what I'm so and I noticed -- -- strikes again.
And we're having a high -- only mr. Hollis can become a future seeing lamp posts but I like that I couldn't -- models also.
The -- -- -- -- mostly what they are awful Apple.
Now -- all right we're listening.
Today. For those millions of Android devices and for music fans across the web our music beta becomes a full office.
And that experience is called Google music.
Google music is about discovering.
Sharing and enjoying digital music in new innovative and personalize ways.
It's about the cloud about the web and about mobile.
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Enacting new if they -- the headphones around it would be a smiley face with earphones.
I'll get Howell asymmetric and symmetric it -- that was Sony couldn't friend preclinical or a -- exits aren't.
-- about what music is about artists and --
And new ways to connect artists with their fans.
-- my -- starting today the Google music cloud service opens up to everyone in the US no invitation needed at music dot google.com.
You had in -- initially when the data we said the service was free for a limited time.
Now I'm pleased to announce that we're removing that qualification. And the service will continue to be free food.
You can add your entire music collection to Google music up to 20000 songs and stream it for free.
And that's other cloud music services think you have to pay to listen to music the beauty.
But that's the beginning.
Showing dynamic content is mine album -- like -- -- -- to ways our lead product manager for music.
And Michael -- -- our lead product manager for Android market.
Comradery mechanical thing which is even if they have.
Sharing Microsoft beat him there with -- people were very ultimately. You're welcome. And lawlessness -- announced --
The flexibility streaming or downloading other devices. The convenience of being able to play in any web browser. Even want on -- --
And they like instant mix our future based on machine hearing technology that lets you build great playlist automatically for just one --
-- they're making the service completely free and open up to everyone in the US we suspect -- like Google music even more.
Let's walk through how it works.
It starts -- music manager. Application for.
Case or another go into the software that's of the Google music beta -- one thing that he did point out which I suspect is that it only be available only US initially.
Now we know how difficult and complicated music licensing rights.
In different countries even amongst you know the different European countries themselves.
A how -- -- -- can be so right now it looks like it'll -- -- -- the US initially which.
It's totally expected that they know.
And -- sadly not a -- to present and kind of the number one question I was it and -- and a timetable. Or secure and available for the web.
Not all your Android devices. -- this really nice HTC amazed by T-Mobile.
-- -- organic I don't know -- organic at the reading that helps sort out.
A now those songs. Only pilots who will increasingly had to do to -- -- just my entire music collection.
You'd like fever runs on some from T-Mobile -- admin account.
-- can stream anything in my library.
-- -- adapt founded on these music events -- -- about judging the musical choices you.
-- they -- -- -- -- -- latest gala cooler than Apple right now only on DJ hero is awesome as the Kindle and 44.
I don't really well -- -- little about how great it's getting all the light and a good.
Albums artists -- -- -- suggest will be available a supernova that's -- -- --
Creator editor plans to let us -- a few lines and managing an it professional line economic crisis --
And the same is true -- play counts and rate is another new feature for this -- on my HTC link now.
I counts and ratings and we about -- -- -- -- -- order.
And the service completely free before flora produced -- something. We talked about.
And English L file not file file supermarket -- -- look.
So this is Android market. To store.
Optimize for the web and more than 200 million phones and tablets -- documented worldwide.
-- help people install billions of applications. And RT this year we've updated it had movie rentals and books.
To today we're happy to announce that we've got a music. You can buy millions -- song it's right -- -- -- market.
Isn't -- I'd ever -- LA out there's onerous.
And sub genres and I just endocrine and top airlines tend to enact this appears to be gambling on its content phony -- registering.
The hallmark of good music store is one we walk and not quite knowing what to buy you walk out with something love.
That's not an easy experience to create. It's definitely one we aspire to.
Take for example what's on the home page. So we have staff picks. -- have promotions.
And this contact like this profile and adapt to a really cool retro. Soul label.
Together these features let our music geeks. Guide username music discovery.
Another way we focus on discovery.
-- -- recommendations. Are every artist page are similar artists you might like making it easy to browse.
And here in the home page -- personalized recommendations based on your entire collection. Not just music you buy from our store.
We use the same machine hearing technology. That powers instant mix is investing -- things we think you're gonna --
But perhaps the most important way -- this discovery. Is -- France.
My border kind of you're playing in my business socialist soundtrack yet how what was -- I'm always opt in -- --
Give us they did I didn't wanna -- -- I go to visit dancing queen of idea adults say dancing queen don't say dancing queen for what was the you can what was it sounds like oh really that was -- -- at exactly -- -- and out maneuver.
Tackle climate -- our mind.
-- and -- everything is so much -- like there's no -- and very excited everything you buy from the store is a 301 killer but a second and the track is added to your locker.
Without doing anything else -- ready for playback on the web.
And all your devices just like Amazon the players a player it's your purchased playlist and Android to get a notification that music.
-- let's -- I bought a song in nineteen.
When you're in -- and -- -- -- -- I can after Alan -- and one announcement when the Internet when you mean we'll get to market.
You can select the share button and staff.
-- here we go social and start sharing process.
-- -- Michael to show you a few more features on the web and dive deep on share.
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I say Steve -- all the time.
Where an incredibly popular. Element there.
It -- definitely yeah -- ability to cover and purchase music.
So let's walk through music store in -- -- -- -- at a sheriff's.
Recommendations based on music that --
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Every day we'll have a different frees up -- here.
Today we're starting with David -- is sound and vision -- Mac reasons.
They should expect to arrange for automatic artisans and what fanatically and is that. Hundreds of -- it.
The -- now.
-- is a free songs they might listen to -- you really -- looking for.
Every week on a different spot later must -- -- answers the music is starting with came.
And kind of focuses on emerging artists of all different styles. But the one thing -- -- have in common their love by some -- stuff.
As you browse -- I -- selling video interviews and performances. Right now for example to getting -- old amiga.
I I've never and never carry -- -- recommendations to I don't know you people.
Leo you're gonna make it social make it social from the jump right I want at the top to be like -- a different -- -- -- --
And not great like Scandinavia annoying with Spotify and FaceBook that's all I care about at this point now we're weird stuff -- although they're clearly hip again.
The only thing that I've ever used those kind of staffs -- iTunes recommendations is if they mean like a playlist of a specific artists and at least -- -- that gap but that's about and even though I've already -- those songs because I like the -- -- least peek at them.
But little -- doing deals beyond that and -- are they think -- --
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Is near his next child can build our nation opened online in Scotland.
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But for some time -- to have pop culture around making -- there are artists and album pages you'll find all the other features that you expect music store.
Artist bios. Photos. -- are these.
Album reviews -- -- suggestions of similar songs and artists.
Let's plan to track secretary in my own favorite feature -- ability to recommend and share what you just barely held.
And my music from its normal can be able to share different -- --
Not able to see if -- recommendations and restraint. But also received a free full play.
Of the case off shuffle play it and -- comment page not something no one else has ever done before that's right.
You can recommend and share right from the purchase confirmation screen or any time later from music players.
So let's take a look at how this works -- beautiful after purchasing a song.
I get the option -- plus I can type a message.
Select which circles I wanna share.
And post I can also include email addresses for folks not yet Engel plus.
And -- in the same freefall plane.
When they sign this is new and cool not to -- -- -- my songs doesn't merely my friend streams and I'm doing.
They can play an entire song.
The assumption is it's only an -- -- and Google+.
So -- they're gonna hopefully -- helpful hopefully this will drive internally trying to drive their traffic -- Google+ which we had heard reports that a decline somewhere around 60% on October 10.
Into the web.
You can server -- -- devices -- nice -- you can enjoy the music shared with you.
Using Google+ mobile app for Android. Atlas and --
For example we just come. Up with a brand new music I was -- -- Available right now and market dot -- dot com.
And coming to Android phones and tablets in the coming days. In his or cartridges and either an on the latest version market.
A new version of the web the web music player. Live now and music dot google.com.
A new version of the music application for Android phones and tablets available now Android market.
And a new version of music manager. Automatically updating over the next few hours.
All this is available for US users starting now -- magicians are being.
Now -- like to introduce its a problem with our director of content partnerships to talk about the great music --
So -- -- -- you can do is listen.
Vienna Google+ just to clarify module and -- you know you're not gonna get IOS app for buying music in public and sharing and you'll be able to hear it.
With Google music and discover new music.
Chart toppers were hidden -- from -- known artists in several differently.
You can browse by genre -- -- new releases her staff picks.
He can check out Google's social recommended Google's recommendations for you.
Or even better you can listen to the tracks and albums that your friends have purchased and -- you and then you can buy those songs from those very same link.
Recommendations from friends at the single most important way that people discover new music and we think that this social feature has that.
Potential to really transform purchasing behavior. Now.
None of it could mean much without great content to bring a lot.
So I'm happy to announce today a terrific set of content partners on board for our lives karaoke music literature include --
Apparently -- -- label EMI music.
Universal Music Group no Warner Sony music entertainment and an independent record labels many many independent record labels including the beggars group birds from work and many many more.
And other partners such as -- the global rights agency for independent music and aggregators that.
Independent music such -- audio -- out -- and in groups.
Collectively. Our partners include over a thousand record labels.
Bringing -- authorization. To distribute over thirteen million tracks from Google music.
Of which had about about eight million -- alive today.
The rest will be adding in the coming months so thanks for your patience as we add -- -- -- as fast as we possibly can't.
These innovative new partners. Recognize how much Google can help their artists sell their music using android's broad consumer reach.
But even more importantly.
These partners share our vision of the lighting users with innovative new ways of discovering and purchasing and -- music.
To represent this class of -- of represented group of world class partners.
I'd like to invite three music visionaries up on the states to share -- thoughts and want to Google music.
As we -- characters or -- -- To get.
Warner and Google said -- cent of all at in our lab like a thing right now Warner and Google have a history of butting heads.
And Warner has a history of being someone obstructionist when it comes to new.
Models of digital distribution and clearly I think we can assume that they -- and strongly to the --
Quizzes in which to me is just like you know what that isn't losing badly yes that's the -- that's a future feature -- -- -- music I can't just turn your back on it it's okay.
Also we're a little bit validated rods from clocked up in the terms of yet meet the -- Commuted this.
So so what we know so far but it's ugly they do so they have Sony universal and EMI a lot of Indies they say they have a thousand record labels.
Thirteen million tracks eight million available today and has as in case you missed it or came in late.
The Google music service has been announced it is available now it is not a beta.
There's no invitation mechanism at all you can only get app and the purchasing ability on the web or on your anti -- but -- have sharing -- people are saying you know failed for sharing on the and Google+ you gotta admit that's suppressed.
That's one of the reasons probably why the labels were more willing to do that because that means it would be shared everywhere them right.
More to their advantage yeah lets you edit it Napster fair enough it's only shared -- if you shared publicly it's actually just like sharing and -- it would be.
More shut down in a way most people don't post publicly and -- -- anyway.
The us so now right now the suits are up on stage congratulating each other on their Austin has -- -- and we'll give them their here awesome are at least the ones who were willing to jump on.
Success in that in a -- of us.
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And I'm also on behalf of the thousands of independent levels that we represent from around the world.
We're particularly pleased to Syria. Google launching. Music store today we think it'll be a significant new music destination digital spies.
We're particularly pleased that Google recognized area early on.
The commercial significance of independent -- -- in the digital music market and work -- very closely.
To make sure that the use of Google music from the time that -- -- guys with the service have access to the thousands of fantastic.
Independent labels and -- -- present from the around the world.
And equally -- -- success.
And you think -- months.
-- and we are very excited to have such a great roster of content partners on board.
On and of course we anticipate adding new partners as they wish to come on board and then in the coming months we'll put up a little nervous no engine color also might be about another random access to its partner -- simple -- just a little added extra incentive to try Google music now -- seeing.
We've worked a handful of -- and their labels.
To offer some fantastic music that you will not find any place else could exclude each of these artists we had music exclusively on Google music.
Including some free tracks to get started.
These are artists who are truly excited about the power of Google to bring their music to millions of hands.
The Rolling Stones. From whom will offer six never before released live concerts.
Starting today with a phenomenally Brussels affairs -- from 1973.
The rest of the albums will be released throughout 2012 the -- fiftieth anniversary here. Hold play from -- we bring you up five.
Track live L -- from the band's recent Madrid concert.
Kicking off their mileage I'm not diluted --
Now battles have very exciting manner -- iconic rapper. Busta Rhymes is -- with us today.
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If you can't showed what it really hasn't --
That it will be you know easily you know about and a studio album not exclusively on Google music and the universe single from his idea.
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We have another Smartphones from a minerals.
From secure he got paid enough it might have been Smart for -- but aren't available -- tired tired. Of the music right people don't really care about here's my life.
It's fun to hear live music that this for the hardcore collector and that's why -- only stories.
This is we're really excited about this very exclusive and free content so go get it.
There's one or group a very important artists with -- where people clearly does help unlock bar is -- on the -- war which is such a ES thing to do to people that makes them look.
Make -- -- in a matter like that stare at their feet and then there is -- no other onboard diets is heartbreaking. I feel for -- -- I wanna hug them off.
It's not easy.
These -- about.
I even today's biggest super cars started out as independent artists and today it.
That community of independent artist this is the general assembly hatter at Google thing everyone's like -- -- -- instead mingling of with staff putting their next studio recording out.
We want to work with these self released artists who have yet to get a label deal to engage with their fans to sell their music.
While taking advantage of Google's reach.
Built right into Google music is the artist top.
A tool that gives you a direct route to distributing music so long as you own the rights to your reporting --
Music submitted through the -- -- shows up high in the music store just like any other -- and we give artists the tools to make it look great.
Through the artist Tom.
An artist can.
Kill their -- -- for display and is sort portal my error original content calendar -- level albums or even individual songs and finally.
Set their retail prices so they can sell their Zelda music you know music store.
We've given a bit of a sneak preview of Vista some independent artists and let's hear from them now.
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Directly to fans.
I'm all about the -- I'm all excited about this is on its own site yet the option.
Listen to you while it's free and share -- friends.
I think allow -- to its heavily.
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It has such an amazing mutually.
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Like the artists and when I'm gonna do so I'm gonna do so using you for artists they're melanoma -- lead exposure IN.
Google pluses. And our partners company and it -- -- the art the way that things -- changes we've seen a lot of you know if you have friends that are music -- really the only way to really to get their music -- team posted on FaceBook and Twitter.
Which is a great -- and now they have a destination that makes it easy for people to go listen to view and purchase with a ton of audience -- and a so that's -- this is a massive -- and this is alleys from artist side and for people that like music discovery.
A huge differentiator -- -- you know.
Apple's iTunes which there isn't and there's no way -- see that are maybe there is but -- -- -- so this is -- -- nice this is a solemn event here.
Other information about themselves such -- John I think iTunes it takes like a couple weeks -- your music and I too much -- this like ivory jewelry yourself some things that -- -- -- their music directly to fans within Google music.
So to do this the next step.
It is artist this is another relates to -- the original -- hook all these things together to try and -- artists over to Google+ as well right.
I wonder how Justin Timberlake feels about that acquisition now button you know Google -- today known and -- bring in -- sexy back right now but.
Armed with artists this'll drive them like to interact in drive their audience over to Google+ is well.
-- so a lot of these things are all -- back to trying to re grow and reinvigorate Google -- product.
And now we have the business pages -- so imagine how many fan pages. Now.
Artist missile -- -- be challenged -- I'm trying to get people instant again but this is are good ways of doing that.
And there is no per album or annual upload fees are required here.
And but that's gonna mean that it's really easy for artists release their music as frequently as they see fit.
So you know in addition to our studio tracks.
Artists can output up demo material or even put up a live concerts are reporting from -- -- earlier in the week.
-- they can also change pricing or any of the album details at any time I'm giving them -- significantly more control over how they distribute their gas price.
Sure money has eighteen dinky -- cap they keep 70% of the revenue with no annual or per out there her album upload. That's also there and pay.
Apparently -- if you do well on Google+ you can pay.
I marveled as I said everything -- they've uploaded all their content so while -- pop back over to the music store and see how what's there.
So we're gonna go and do a search for -- gold here.
And when we do.
I you'll see in the search results they show up with the artist image that they uploaded clicking through there.
Will take us to the -- detail page -- and you know.
A little -- -- between friends is never a bad thing right.
Act and so here you see that their biography information there as well as needed -- wasn't there wasn't in their --
But -- so afterwards I want people actually purchase their music.
Artists can go back to the artist hub and there's a payments tab where they can monitor on -- sales and get information about the payouts that they're gonna be getting.
From their sales and -- in the Google music store.
-- is another good point.
YouTube has really been able to gain a lot attraction to their music --
And all they have to do like -- it has pop a little the link with embedded into their YouTube video and then it drives them -- -- Google's music store.
So keep it all in house in the family.
Notable artists abusers on board already.
Including world renowned DJ TS go espousing the -- tub -- to debut his new single today I don't international duo feather and bell and which are an announcement came out there.
It's pretty reggae because no -- -- he he has neighborhood in anyway right.
Desktop and now I'm gonna turn it back to Jamie -- tell you about a very important partner.
And bringing Google music to fans.
-- got a lot of people coming out there.
Were able to bring Google's music offering to millions of people.
Because of the tremendous support we have from the carriers and manufacturers who form the backbone of -- -- ecosystem.
Our very first distribution partner for Android with T-Mobile USA. Who got this all started with the launch of the G1 back in 2008.
It seems fitting then that T-Mobile is with us here today to help us celebrate this exciting milestone. In this phenomenal setting.
And even as it relates to music T-Mobile is a pioneer with us once again.
We're pleased to announce the coming very soon.
T-Mobile customers will be able to pay for music purchases directly through their T-Mobile phone bill -- as they can do with Android market applications today.
For some initial announcements I'd like to call up and -- our senior vice president marketing for T-Mobile USA.
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Stressing introduction of Android it's been -- maintenance feature.
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You know the networks and phones that run Android today have transformed to.
Today T-Mobile has the largest selection and Android devices running on America's largest four G network.
What's surprising in this could take as many -- engineering are beyond new holiday are Smart.
And out of those Smartphones 90%. -- and a and right.
Which instruments to run IOS worth zillions and Android devices. Running on forgy.
Which now reaches more than 200 million Americans. Americans. That's -- largest in the in the country.
And with four -- -- get what they want when they want.
T-Mobile is now delivering a faster than home -- -- experience. On early to Smartphones.
When services like Yahoo! Music run at those speeds we think they're really --
T-Mobile strives to bring the mobile web to life the engaging content and a tremendous value with a portable access.
What that means is that there's an explosion of data when consumers take this combination.
And they start using it on their mobile devices we've seen a huge increase in the amount of data over our network in fact video consumption now accounts for.
Of our data on the network.
Additionally it's not just it is not just video.
It's streaming audio.
Mobile audio makes up 15%. Of the data we see on our network.
And that's before a service like Google music village -- -- -- despite turtles die she marked it.
-- it lets customers steely eyes and it has to as little as well external incentives and it's a demo of it and apparently Alec a pair -- with apparent -- in the blue heron and -- --
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To -- there really hasn't been really -- very well.
So we see is a great experience that lets you share the music you love.
-- -- your friends and that's who are reliable network really comes in a black.
When we combine a fast four G network and -- music we believe this will transform the industry.
It's a whole new experience. Not only we -- -- discover new music.
In a new way you'll also be able to share those purchases -- your friends through Google+.
That is fantastic.
And T-Mobile is -- -- enhance that experience by running an -- met our fastest Smartphones from HTC. From Samsung.
And allow people discover and share music fashion and can even do it --
-- to celebrate that I'm happy to announce that we're gonna have some free exclusive content for our customers.
This includes. Tracks from artists like Drake -- now topping the charts Jay-Z angle.
-- and other foods that exclusive content.
From Maroon 5 bus arrives. And other hired artists that will be announced only on T-Mobile phone we're gonna continue to offer.
I got it just -- the area that now -- Acura.
We know our customers are gonna have a great experience using Google music.
Across our compelling lineup of Android Smartphones.
All on America's largest four G network. So I'm happy and excited to turn backwards aiming to wraps up.
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Thanks very much in here to wrap this so -- that lets recap we need to us today.
-- worldwide and current -- nations now some handy 200 million I'm a little closer and a son and my music beta cloud service because it'll be it a heating demanded -- up to and I don't know if I go over to that doesn't -- the lower -- -- -- your music for free.
Up to 20000 songs. The new music store and Android market allows you to add to your collection.
With millions of songs personalize recommendations.
Rich editorial content.
And lots of free song which -- -- it -- -- that -- store launches today on the web at market that in very dot com.
And rolls out to Android devices in the US over the next few days.
Any song or album you purchased in the music store can be shared on Google+ with your friends.
Who will receive a full play for free you can't do this with any other music store.
It's all about the music and content partners from across the industry have collaborated with us to make this happen.
Including partners who have brought -- music you won't find anywhere else.
For self released artists the global music artist. Offers the same access to Google music as the superstars many of them hope to become.
No other major music retailer offers this kind of direct access.
And finally. T-Mobile USA a key partner with us in this event.
We'll have a special free music offer only for T-Mobile customers.
And will soon enable those customers to pay for their music purchases directly on their T-Mobile phone --
Whether you're a music fan or an artist. Who -- music is now open for business. Thank you very much for coming.
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That's a -- very much for being thirty minute slot making Google -- genius.
So yeah they had they did the recap for us we barely have -- -- all of counselor wonderful.
My first impression is.
Some of it feels a little bit 2008. At least it's not -- Yankee.
Paying like Spain and probably long overdue and if they can pull it all together and integrated well with the Android experience it's just a huge value add and for Android phone owners against.
-- no matter let jumping in the music.
The music gravy train was gonna feel little dated but at least they did bring those -- new features specifically the sharing aspect and then.
The artist really be able to take controlling get involved with that come with their own music though those stood out I will let.
Make them a major player in the me -- how much of the market terrible to be able to grow from this we'll have to see I had I don't know how much of a -- it can really make but.
-- they did some interesting things -- -- so.
Yet in I would I would definitely not saint --
It's the kind of thing -- -- make people jump to T-Mobile or 21 of those phones or even necessarily to Android but I think -- -- in the store and you get a chance to look at the whole thing all pulled together like you're gonna go okay well this.
This is like -- found yet and it's like I've done enough but I feel comfortable here in an hour by Miami and I do like the you can.
Upload your whole library and stream for free that's -- that's the kind of thing only Google can offer -- they've got space and money to burn you know.
And also got to wonder if if with the presence of music on Google does that mean they're gonna eliminate.
Not eliminate but really just try to hide the Amazon MP3 relationship -- really needed anymore now and don't wanna get that revenue from that -- -- -- them.
Definitely -- -- thing for Android users you guys have your own market.
Music place music marketplace congratulations the -- there.
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