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Google Music comes out of beta: New store, player, and social integration

Ginny Mies | Nov. 17, 2011
Google Music is no longer in beta and is now open to the public--and you'll still be able to upload and stream up to 20,000 songs for free. Google revealed an updated version of its music cloud service, app, Web player, and store, Google Music, this afternoon at Mr. Brainwash's studio in Hollywood.

Google also announced a partnership with T-Mobile. If you remember way back in 2008, T-Mobile was the first carrier to launch an Android phone in the U.S., the T-Mobile G1. T-Mobile will have exclusive content to its customers through Google Music from Drake, Busta Rhymes, Maroon 5 and more artists to be announced.

If you've seen the Banksy documentary Exit Through The Gift Shop, Mr. Brainwash's Studio might sound familiar to you. Thierry Guetta aka Mr. Brainwash's mural-covered warehouse with a Storm Troopers-meets-the-Oscars theme served as a surreal backdrop to the event. Google is definitely trying to portray a hip rock n' roll image here, but will consumers buy it? Time will tell.

The Android Market music page is available now.


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