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Google Music Match Fix

How to fix incorrect song matches in Google Music

December 27th, 2012

Good news: there’s a workaround to fix the issues related to the bug where Google Music’s music-matching service replaced explicit versions of songs with clean ones. Droid-Life reports that users who are seeing the issue should do click on the arrow next to each song or album title. Then select “Fix incorrect match” from the drop down …

iTunes Match Alternative

Google Music adds free iTunes-like song-matching feature

December 18th, 2012

Google (GOOG) updated its Google Music service on Tuesday with a “music matching feature” that is sure to make streaming music from the cloud more convenient. Google Music can now scan your entire library of music from your computer and match up to 20,000 songs in your cloud library so that there’s no need to upload …

Google Music deauthorization limit poses a problem for rooters [updated]

May 16th, 2012

Similar to Apple’s iTunes program, Google Music only allows a certain number of devices to be connected to the service at one time. Google allows users to upload up to 20,000 song for free, which can then be accessed by up to 10 “authorized” devices. Once the limit is reached, a user can “deauthorize” a …

Google announces ‘Google Play’ to replace Android Market [video]

March 6th, 2012

Google on Tuesday announced “Google Play,” a cloud-based multimedia service for distributing and syncing apps and data across Android devices. The announcement comes on the heels of reports that numerous Google services haven’t performed up to expectations. With Google Play, users can store up to 20,000 songs for free, download more than 450,000 Android apps, browse Google’s …

Google Music said to be floundering as user count declines each week

March 1st, 2012

Google’s answer to iTunes, Spotify, Pandora and other popular digital music services may be in serious trouble. Reports surfaced last week suggesting Google Music wasn’t living up to expectations and now, according to music industry insider Wayne Rosso, the service may be in deeper trouble than initially thought. “I’ve never seen anything like it,” an unnamed digital …

Album sales jump in U.S. for the first time since 2004

January 5th, 2012

Album sales in the United States jumped 3% during 2011 according to one report. That may seem like minor growth, but it is actually the first time album sales have increased since 2004. Nielsen SoundScan said Adele’s album “21” sold 5.8 million copies, and total sales came in at 458 million albums for the year. …

Google unveils enhanced Google Music service for Android, Web

November 16th, 2011

Google on Wednesday took the wraps off a new and improved music service. Building onto “Music Beta by Google,” Google has launched Google Music, a publicly available cloud-based music services that will be free to users in the United States. Google Music users can add up to 20,000 songs from their local libraries to the …

Purported Google music store screenshots reveal ‘Free Song of the Day,’ more

November 14th, 2011

Images of what is purported to be Google’s upcoming Android music store surfaced over the weekend, and they may reveal several details surrounding the upcoming music service Google is expected to unveil on Wednesday. Spanish-language blog TecnoDroidVe published a number of screenshots over the weekend, claiming that they depict an early version of Google’s Android music …