Interesting – I think Google is offering full length song previews?

17 Nov 2011 admin In G+ Posts

Comments: 16

  1. Mike Lewis 17 Nov 2011 Reply

    lol, i know! About time!

  2. Oracio Alvarado 17 Nov 2011 Reply

    That's right. That's what they said in their presentation. If you share an album, people can listen to the entire thing once for free.

  3. Lena Cardell 17 Nov 2011 Reply

    I believe previews are 90 seconds.

  4. Brent Burzycki 17 Nov 2011 Reply

    +Oracio Alvarado That is f-ing awesome….I will buy more music…

    Now I duck and prepare for massive music sharing…..

  5. Matt Soave 17 Nov 2011 Reply

    FYI +Brent Burzycki, individual artists can choose whether they want to offer:
    a) 90 second previews,
    b) full previews, or
    c) unlimited full previews, i.e. you can listen as many times as you want as long as you're in the market.

  6. Zachary McIlvoy 17 Nov 2011 Reply

    Nope, It's as it is supposed to be; the full song, but you can only play it once

  7. Brent Burzycki 17 Nov 2011 Reply

    Finally….this will actually allow small artists to thrive on G+… and that is cool…

    If a small artist shared out their music I would support them if I liked their stuff… it is how it should work.. and now with Google checkout merging with Google Wallet – all of this will be integrated into a decent buying experience……

    Move over apple….. Google just yanked out your core…

  8. Kevin Gault 17 Nov 2011 Reply

    I think my purchases on iTunes is a thing of the past now. The fact that an album I bought tonight is $3 cheaper on Google Music is enough for me.

  9. Brent Burzycki 17 Nov 2011 Reply

    +Kevin Gault I always bought from Amazon… now its a tradeoff….. we will see – i gave up on itunes some time ago…..

  10. Kevin Gault 17 Nov 2011 Reply

    I hear you. the only thing I've noticed is some of the playback isn't as strong as it could be. I was getting some distortion on some playback and that just won't work for me. But I have hopes Google will improve that aspect as time goes on.

  11. Brent Burzycki 17 Nov 2011 Reply

    +Kevin Gault I assume it is getting hammered… I assume it will get better….just like G+ has….

  12. Lena Cardell 17 Nov 2011 Reply

    +Kevin Gault can you recall any songs in particular where you experienced distortion on playback? Was it on a device or on the web?

  13. Kevin Gault 17 Nov 2011 Reply

    The song in particular was the first song off Sigur Ros new album Inni, Svefn-g-englar . I was playing thru GMusic and got some high pitches and such in the song. So I stopped it, ran it on another player and none of the bad playback I heard in GMusic. So I'm assuming it was the playback via the web.
    I'll play with some other songs tomorrow when I have the time to analyze the play quality. 🙂

  14. Lena Cardell 17 Nov 2011 Reply

    Cool…let me know if you have trouble with other songs – feel free to +mention me directly. I'll try and reproduce on my machine and will file bugs if I experience the same. Thanks!

  15. Kevin Gault 17 Nov 2011 Reply

    +Lena Cardell I will, with over 5200 songs I have a lot to go and test. A lot of my music can push the boundaries so I'll be happy to share feedback from my end. 🙂 So you know I was playing from a tab in Chrome and using an app called Airfoil to push it to my receiver.

  16. Lena Cardell 17 Nov 2011 Reply

    I just did a quick side-by-side with rdio and the moments I noted in this particular song (6:50, 7:45 and 8:25) all have identical distortion on both services – I presume what I'm hearing is an artifact of the recording itself and not the distortion you're experiencing.

    I'm on a fast connection right now so will try on a limited one as well to see if there's a difference. Detailed info about what you're hearing would be super helpful if you happen to notice anything like this in playback and have a moment to take a note….thanks!

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