This is an inevitable move on Google’s part (next week, they’ll be challenging Purina in the pet food arena…kidding!), as they play catch-up with iTunes…in fact, they may never catch up to Apple, which is DOMINANT in this area, but I’ve learned never to underestimate Google.
Many voice-actors use Sound-Cloud or AudioBoo to share their demos online, on their websites, blogs, or in emails. Now that Amazon and Google are entering this market, too, you can anticipate a rush to add features, maybe some price wars, and growing ease-of-use. At least that’s usually how the free-market system works.
At this point, the Google Music service is fairly rudimentary, in fact all you can do is ask for an invite. Also, most announcements mention the caveat that it’s a free service for now.
But ANYTIME Google enters into a competitive online marketplace it sends ripples. Information Week is already out with a couple of articles about Google Music: “HANDS ON WITH GOOGLE’S MUSIC BETA CLOUD SERVICE“, and “CLOUD MUSIC DEATH MATCH: AMAZON VERSUS GOOGLE“.
(Of course) Mashable has the latest on this, too: Google Music is (finally) Here.
…and below is a YouTube video explaining how it works.