Just in case Lala and MySpace’s partnership with Google isn’t doing enough to boost the music services, the company is announcing that quite a few musicians and record labels are offering exclusive content through Google’s new music search to promote the new feature.
Under the partnership, which was revealed last week, when you search for musicians or songs on Google, the top results will link to tracks from Lala, MySpace, and other music services. Now, you wouldn’t think this kind of feature needs to be promoted — do people need to be convinced to search for their favorite bands on Google? But seeing free downloads and songs they can’t get anywhere else should convince users to click on those new search results.
I asked whether Lala has seen a serious spike in usage since Google turned on music search, but the Palo Alto, Calif., company said it’s too early to talk about traffic.
To give you a sense of the promotion’s size (as well as a heads up if you’re a fan of any of these musicians), here’s a list of what’s being offered.
Free MP3 downloads:
Tim McGraw – “Still”
· Search Google for “Tim McGraw” or for his latest album, “Southern Voice”
Phoenix – “Lasso (2 Door Cinema Club RMX)”
· Search Google for the album “Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix (Remix Collection)”
Major Lazer – “Keep It Goin’ Louder (Diplo Remix)” [Exclusive]
· Search on Google for “Major Lazer”
Mos Def – “History (a capella)” [Exclusive]
· Search on Google for “Mos Def”
Zee Avi – “Darling (Acoustic)” [Exclusive]
· Search on Google for “Zee Avi”
AFI – “Torch Song (Demo From Crash Love Sessions)”
· Search on Google for “AFI”
Arctic Monkeys – “Catapult”
· Search on Google for “Arctic Monkeys”
Bon Jovi – “We Weren’t Born To Follow [Acoustic Version] (Recorded Live From Inside The Actor’s Studio)”
Dead by Sunrise – “Let Down [Live]“
Green Day – “Know Your Enemy [Live In Tokyo]“
Kings of Leon – “Crawl (Miike Snow Remix)”
Lady Gaga – “Paparazzi (David Aude Remix)”
Linkin Park – “New Divide [Live]“
Luke Bryan – “Better Than My Heart”
Norah Jones – “Young Blood”
One Republic – “All The Right Moves (Live)”
Paramore – “Where The Lines Overlap [Acoustic Version]“
Snoop Dogg – “Upside Down (Featuring Nipsey Hussle)”
The Fray – “Be The One (Demo Version)”
Trey Songz – ” LOL :-) [feat. Gucci Mane & Soulja Boy Tell 'Em] [Logan deGaulle Remix]“
Weezer – “(If You’re Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To (Live In Kansas City)”
Zac Brown Band – “Chicken Fried [Live From Bonnaroo]“
Update: The exclusive content is available on both MySpace and Lala, not just Lala (as suggested in the initial post). The article has now been rewritten to reflect that.
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