Posts Tagged ‘music’
As we welcome Google Play into the family of music lets take a moment to explore some of the possibilities. For example if you love sharing things with friends and family Google Play’s coolest feature is the compatibility to play through mobile devices, software, and social media at any time or place. Google Play is also connected with the social media outlet Google+ and can be integrated with email, texts, and circles within your Google+ hangout. For example, if you want to share a great book that you recently finished or listened to an awesome song then choose your favorite platform to share it through. You can also take Google Play to the cloud. You entire library is stored in the cloud which enable your downloads to be seen anywhere from your desktop computer, mobile device, or live at play.google.com.
Hate buying something you’re afraid you might end up not liking? Google Play makes the decision much easier as you can preview books, music, and movies. If that still doesn’t persuade you then try the large compilation of app ratings, user reviews, and detailed screenshots to make your purchase that much easier.
Flavor of the Week
To celebrate (or attract customers into switching to Google Play) the launch Google is throwing a party called “7 Days to Play” sale. Here is a list as to what you can find during this sale and also be on the lookout for weekly specials & discounts:
Music: Feature: top 40 hits Now That’s What I Call Music 4 $.25
Extras: Various hip-hop, rock, and country albums for $3.99
Game: Feature: Where’s My Water $.25
Extras: Selected apps for $.49
Book: Feature: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close $.25
Extras: detective novels $2.99
Movie: Feature: Puncture for just 25 cents $.25
Extras: Editorial team’s favorite must have movies for $.99
If you feel still unfamiliar with some of the new names here is a guide of what was and now what is:
Google Music = Play Music
Android Market = Play Store
Video App = Play Movies
Google Books = Play Books
Team Google remain strong! Thanks to Google, Google assisted YouTube through the whole agreement with major music publishers. According to the article, “YouTube Makes a Deal with Music Publishers,” Google has made an arrangement that will allow YouTube to put the copyrighted materials online with a group of music publishers, including the National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) and Harry Fox Agency (HFA). Of course, Google will take care of the royalty’s fee.
YouTube announced this great news on Wednesday, August 17th on YouTube official blog page. Both YouTube and a group of music publishers expect profits to increase from the great number of YouTube users and fans. With the agreement with HFA, YouTube will be able to represent 46,000 music publishers and license their musical compositions. While users play their music video, YouTube will run ads alongside, which represent the compositions, publishers and singer songwriters. In this way, publishers are able to generate profits. YouTube will continue encouraging HFA to invite more music publishers to join their services.
Another advantage in taking a part of new YouTube community is YouTube’s Content ID system. Using this Content ID system, YouTube can easily identify the precise information on each music video. It will not only improve YouTube creative aspect, but also help increasing the revenue for the composition of music. Content ID will provide more performance opportunities for their song as well. It is indeed a win-win situation for both YouTube and Music Publishers.
Although the deal was made between YouTube and publishers, it will also benefit recording artists and record labels. YouTube can run ads alongside only when the copyright holders authorize, and YouTube has already made agreements with four major record labels and many independent labels. Now, YouTube will be able to make even more profits with this agreement with music publishers that we all will benefit from.