Feature returns info about artists with links to online reviews and online retailers.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Google is introducing a music search feature that details the work of certain featured artists.
“In analyzing our traffic, we found that a huge number of users conduct music-related searches,” Google (up $1.47 to $418.96, Research) said in a statement late Wednesday.
The music search feature is prominently placed above the main search results in what Google calls its “one box” area — where information such as weather, movies or books may also be highlighted.
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.
A link to “more” music results leads to user reviews, song titles and a choice of online retailers where the music can be purchased.