Google introduces music search

When a user enters a music-related search in Google search box, the resulting search returns information about the artist, a few albums and a picture, when available, above the standard search results.
via money.cnn.com

Let’s show you what that looks like.

SERP with music results

One does a google.com search on “Harry Connick Jr” (it works with “Britney Spears” too):
google music search

SERP focused on artist

When you click on the “Harry Connick Jr.” title, you go to a precompiled artist page on www.google.com/musica that lists the albums of the artist (and where to buy them on iTunes, Amazon MSN …) , songs and – the MPA will love this – lyrics!! (e.g. “It had to be you” lists three sites that have the lyrics of this classic).
google music search 3

SERP for music (artists/albums)

When you click on the “More music results for harry connick jr”, you go to www.google.com/musicsearch.
Again, the albums, songs and artists that are most relevant for this search. Google even tracks on what albums a certain song is featured. Nice!
google music search 2

Conclusion

A nice addition to the Google search capabilities, but nothing revolutionary.

Remark: this is only music search;, not audio search as I talked about last year.

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